Kristy Lastelle

South Wave Break Island channel dredging works start

Works contributing to safe and navigable access to the South Wave Break Island channel in the Broadwater will start today. Gold Coast Waterways Authority CEO, Hal Morris, has confirmed a local dredging contractor will start setting up on site and will commence...

Sand Bypass System jetty upgrade supports maintenance works for safe, navigable Seaway

A major upgrade to the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty will ensure sand continues to be pumped northward keeping the Seaway open for the recreation, tourism and marine industries. The Gold Coast Waterways Authority is investing about $3.35 million in the project...

Court supports Wave Break Island clean-up

With the busy summer season approaching, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is reminding visitors to Wave Break Island that the popular Broadwater destination is for day use only. The reminder comes after GCWA recently succeeded in obtaining a court order to...

South Wave Break Island Dredging Project 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions

Following the successful completion of our Coomera River dredging campaign, we’re getting ready to start our next dredging project. As part of our Waterways Management Program, we will be dredging the South Wave Break Island Channel to ensure safe and navigable access...

Annual Report Now Available Online

Did you know that our Sand Bypass System pumped 664,847 cubic metres of sand north of Seaway to keep waterways safe and navigable and that we maintained more than 2000 buoys, beacons and signs last year? This is all part of the work we do to Sustain, Enhance and...

Iconic Gold Coast Sand Bypass System making the most of solar power

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority has taken further steps to improve the operation of the iconic Sand Bypass System at The Spit, using a pilot solar array to help meet the operation’s day-time energy needs. The Sand Bypass System is a critical component of the Gold...

Major Coomera River dredging campaign complete

A major dredging campaign has been completed in the Coomera River, supporting safe and navigable waterways access for the Gold Coast’s multi-billion-dollar recreation, tourism and marine industries, including superyachts. The campaign was made possible by the...

Waterways users study key to future planning

Building a better understanding of movements on the city’s waterways network will help the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) improve planning to accommodate a growing population and rising boat ownership. CEO Hal Morris said an initial study undertaken by GCWA was...

New speed limits enhance Coomera River access

Access to the Coomera River and the broader waterways network will be enhanced by new speed limits being set by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) using data gathered during a 12-month speed limits trial, stakeholder engagement and strong community feedback....

Alberton Pontoon improves access to waterways network

Our new pontoon at Alberton is officially open, giving boaties more options for accessing our beautiful waterways network. We’ve invested $380,000 in the new pontoon and flood resistant boat queuing facility built next to the Alberton boat ramp at Alberton on the...

Dredging campaign channels support for major industries

Our dredging campaign in the Coomera River, which is supporting safe and navigable waterways access for the Gold Coast’s multi-billion-dollar tourism and marine industries, has passed the half-way mark. The dredging of an 8 kilometre stretch of the river from Shipper...

Spit funding set to spark jobs wave

A much-loved Gold Coast icon will begin its transformation after the Palaszczuk Government today announced a series of job-creating infrastructure projects on The Spit. Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the Queensland Government would invest an initial...