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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...

Our waterways, our future – share your views

We’re refreshing our Gold Coast Waterways Strategy and we’d like to hear your views on what the future of the waterways looks like over the next ten years. To help us plan ahead, we’re inviting you to fill out this short survey. It’ll only take...

2019-2020 Annual Report

In 2019-2020 the Gold Coast Waterways Authority has delivered on key infrastructure, waterways management and research objectives which have been part of our longer-term planning, unlocking more opportunities for local businesses, recreational users and visitors to...

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...

Name Our RangerBot Competition!

We have a new team member joining us in July and we’re inviting all Gold Coast primary school students to help name our new underwater RangerBot with the winner to receive a waterways prize pack valued at almost $600. RangerBot is a novel, vision-based robotic tool...

New-style moorings to protect environment

We’ve taken the first steps towards introducing Environmentally Friendly Moorings (EFMs) into Gold Coast waters. As part of our Buoy Mooring Management Strategy , and in partnership  with Healthy Land and Water (HLW,) we’ve supported the installation of 22 EFMs in the...

Consultation: New Survey Open Online

We hope everyone is taking care of themselves and their loved ones. We’re trying to do more of our business online during this time. We’ve put a new survey up online and would like to invite you to fill it out if possible. We’re planning for the future and would...

Landmark light study protects blooming seagrass

Study into light sensitivity of Gold Coast seagrass meadows to guide improved management A landmark study into the light sensitivity of Gold Coast seagrass meadows has pinpointed how much light these vital sea life breeding and feeding grounds need to grow and thrive....

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...

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...