Community

Meet the Board

The Board is committed to setting priorities locally. Meet The Board sessions are held regularly throughout the Gold Coast to provide community members with the opportunity to provide their input on planning for the waterways now and into the future. According to the...

Marinas19 set to anchor on the Gold Coast

In less than two weeks, marina operators and users will descend on the Gold Coast for the Marinas19 International Conference and Trade Exhibition. We’re excited to partner with Marinas19 to promote best practice in managing our beautiful waterways. “On the Gold Coast,...

Coomera River (South Branch) Speed Limit Trial – Frequently Asked Questions

The Coomera River (South Branch) is a community asset which forms part of our waterways network, supporting vital activities like marine industry, recreation and tourism. Boating is encouraged and there are many different types of boats and vessels using the river....

Have Your Say on the Coomera River Speed Trial (South Branch) – Survey

In July 2018, GCWA commenced a 12-month speed limit trial on the Coomera River (South Branch). Provision for the trial is set out in the Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 approved by the GCWA Board. The Strategy is a result of community...

Year in Review – 2018 – Shaping our waterways

2018 has been a busy year – read all about what we’ve done to continue to improve access to and management of our waterways here

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...

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...

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...

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...