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,...

Big Bird’s take-off escalates Gold Coast climate change research

Research into the impacts of wild weather and climate change on the Gold Coast is being stepped up with the launch of a bright yellow monitoring buoy nicknamed ‘Big Bird’. ‘Big Bird’s’ launch formally marks the establishment of the Coastal Engineering Research Field...

Sand Bank Study In Southern Broadwater Supports Better Waterways Management

We’re conducting a long-term study into the birds and animals living on and within the sand banks of the Southern Broadwater to help with the management of threatened species and support the protection of the Gold Coast’s waterways environmental values. With the...

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....

Osprey Nesting Platform installed at Palm Beach

As part of our plan for managing the waterways environment, a new Osprey nesting platform has been installed on the foreshore at Palm Beach. The platform replaces a nest which had been naturally built by Osprey on a navigation beacon at the entrance to Currumbin...

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...