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COVID-19 update from GCWA

The safety, health and wellbeing of the community and our team is our number one priority. We are monitoring the novel coronavirus closely and adhering to the advice of Queensland Health and the Australian Government. We’ll be doing our bit to minimise the...

The Spit Public Realm Guidelines available for comment

Momentum is building on the delivery of The Spit Master Plan as the Queensland Government works to ensure this Gold Coast jewel is transformed into an iconic public space attracting visitors from across the country and the world. The public realm guidelines, released...

Spit master plan implementation bill passed

The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Bill 2019 passed in Queensland Parliament, unlocking up to 1800 jobs for the Gold Coast. The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Bill 2019 supports the government’s plan – designed over 18 months in consultation with the...

Smart camera trial to guide future of waterways city

Gold Coast Waterways Authority engages QUT to develop innovative solutions for waterways planning, management and safety. The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is investing in a smart camera trial to build a detailed picture of activity on our city’s waterways...

It’s been a very busy year in our Waterways City!

It’s been a very busy year in our Waterways City! Check out what we achieved in 2019 and what our plans for next year at the below link: Gold Coast Waterways Authority 2019-2020 Have a happy and safe New Year. We look forward to an even bigger...

Gold Coast gaining ground in War on Wrecks

Gold Coast accounts for over a quarter of boats removed under the War on Wrecks A local focus on removing abandoned boats from the waterways is paying off, with the Gold Coast accounting for more than a quarter of the vessels managed under the War on Wrecks campaign...

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...

Meet The Board | March 2020 Update

We wanted to minimise any potential risk of the novel coronavirus being transmitted at our quarterly community meeting. As such, we made the decision to cancel our Meet The Board on Monday 16 March. We put the call out to you all and asked if you have any questions...

Smart Camera Trial – Frequently Asked Questions

With our population and boating registrations increasing, we’re turning to science to give us a clearer picture of activity on our waterways. This will help us improve planning, waterways management and safety. We’ve kicked off some research using smart cameras to...

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...

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...

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...