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Application for Permit to Occupy Doug Jennings Park

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Who’s Who in the Blue?

At the Gold Coast Waterways Authority, we’re determined to not get tied up with red tape or give members of the public the run around on waterways management questions.  We know that governance of Gold Coast waterways can often be complex and confusing and that...

High Tech Movable Cameras to Bust Boatie Hoons

High Tech Movable Cameras to Bust Boatie Hoons Dodgy boaties are getting busted on the Gold Coast, with authorities employing a range of surveillance techniques to keep law abiding seafarers safe. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said a decision by the...

Have your say on the Future of Monitoring for the Gold Coast Seaway

The Malcolm Taylor Tower, also known as the Seaway Tower, is owned by Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) and has been operated by volunteers from Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Southport and Coast Guard Southport since the tower opened in 1987. The volunteers play a...

Be on the look out for snakes

As temperatures soar around the Gold Coast, remember to keep an eye out for sssnake behaviour!  We’d like to remind the community to be on alert for venomous snakes which may be at Doug Jennings Park, the Seaway Kiosk, Wave Break Island and in and around our...

GCWA acts quickly in response to Seaway Tower septic system

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has acted following an unforeseen failure of the septic system on Thursday last week for the Malcolm Taylor Tower, commonly known as the Gold Coast Seaway Tower. Acting CEO Peter Kleinig said the iconic tower, which has been...

Our Year in Review – 2017

2017 was an exciting one as we worked hard to secure the future of the Gold Coast’s waterways. Read our Year in Review here: Gold Coast Waterways Authority – Delivering on our waterways 2017...

The results are in! Healthy Land and Waters 2016/17 Report Card

Figure 1: Southern Catchments 2016/17 Report Card. Source: Healthy Land and Waters 2016/17 report card hlw.org.au/reportcard The 2016/17 Healthy Land and Waterways Report card has been released, with waterways in the Southern catchments ranging from fair to good. The...

Summer Days on our Waterways!

What does a great summer look like to you? Where is your favourite waterways destination? Do you like to get the heart racing and take the jet ski for a spin or go for a more relaxed pace with a picnic by the river? Whatever you’re after, the Gold Coast has it! With...

Get Set for the Games – changes to waterways

Start your preparation now! Hosting an international event such as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the diverse landscape of the Gold Coast to audiences around the world, from the pristine coastline to the...

Evolution of the Broadwater

At the Meet the Board session held at SeaWorld Resort on 16 October 2017, GCWA Board member Professor Rodger Tomlinson (Coastal Program Leader, Climate Response at the Griffith School of Environment) presented an informative Q&A session on the evolution of the...

Master Plan for the Spit underway

The Spit Master Plan is being led by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Waterways Authority.  The master plan commenced in August 2017 to provide for a low-rise future for...