Gold Coast Water Authorities

Upgrade sparks Sand Bypass System improvements

High voltage switch gear which keeps the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System pumping is about to undergo a major upgrade. We’ve awarded a $1.2 million contract for the work to locally based firm, TEW Solutions. The investment is vital because the Sand Bypass System...

Protecting our waterways and lifestyle at centre of climate adaptation partnership

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority and City of Gold Coast are partnering to plan and develop new technologies, infrastructure and environmental management practices under a new agreement aimed at tackling climate change. As a first step under the partnership, GCWA and...

Work starts on major enhancement to Gold Coast waterways gateway

Preliminary works have started on a multi-million-dollar project to dredge an area near the Gold Coast Seaway entrance and in the adjacent navigation channels to improve access to the waterways network. A contract to undertake sediment sampling for the project has...

Innovation gives GCWA eyes underwater

A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) has been specially developed to enhance our knowledge of the Gold Coast’s underwater environments and improve waterways management. The new Rangerbot named Nyah will do a range of jobs including marine habitat surveys,...

Gold Coast’s Seaway Promenade nears completion

A new Seaway Promenade making the most of expansive views along the Gold Coast’s spectacular coastline is nearing completion at The Spit. The project is being delivered under The Spit Master Plan. Acting Premier Steven Miles inspected progress on the Promenade during...

New outdoor destinations open at The Spit

There are two new recreational destinations to enjoy at The Spit following the completion of projects under the implementation of The Spit Master Plan. The Spit Master Plan projects – a shared pathway between Sea World and Doug Jennings Park and upgrades to the...

$11 million asset lights the way for Gold Coast waterways access

Here’s a trivia question for you. What’s valued at over $11 million and helps keep Gold Coast navigation channels safer and accessible for boaties? If your answer was the Aids to Navigation (AtoN) dotted around the waterways network, you are right! On the Gold Coast...

Our waterways, our future – 2020 wrap-up

What a year 2020 has been. Whilst COVID-19 has certainly thrown us some curve balls, we’ve been inspired by the willingness of people to work together and help each other out. We hope that continues in 2021 so that the Gold Coast, and the wider community, bounces back...

Multi-million-dollar project supports ongoing operations to keep Seaway safe and accessible

Our multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty is complete, supporting ongoing Seaway and inland coastal waterways access for boaties and commercial operators. We’ve invested $3.35 million installing extra support beams underneath...

War on Wrecks: 106 clean-ups and counting

We’re continuing to make good progress through the War on Wrecks. Since the program started in July 2018 we’ve removed 106 abandoned vessels and pieces of property from our beautiful waterways. This includes fishing boats, small yachts, pontoons, tenders,...

Northern Gold Coast dredging benefits boaties

A $2.5 million dredging campaign in northern Gold Coast waterways will benefit boaties in one of the city’s fastest growing areas. Work is underway on dredging Main Channel (North and South) in the Jacobs Well area. The dredging is being done by south east Queensland...

Next phase of Spit Master Plan Implementation powers ahead

Planning and design works are underway to create a new outdoor destination for locals and visitors to enjoy at The Spit. A new pontoon and jetty are planned for the northern end of Marine Stadium as part of the $30.7 million Spit Works Program approved by the...