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National recognition for community engagement on Spit Master Plan

We’re honoured to be part of a team which has won a Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) 2020 National Award for Planning Excellence for our work on The Spit Master Plan https://www.planning.org.au/awards/awards-for-planning-excellence-2 We’re sharing the...

Multi-million dollar investment supports local jobs and Gold Coast waterways access

We’re investing more than $35 million in our waterways city over the next four years to upgrade facilities for boaties, maintain navigation and improve access through dredging navigation channels. The centrepiece of our Waterways Management Program 2020-2024 is a $5.5...

10-Year Strategy | Expressions of Interest Working Group

We’re working to create a shared vision for our beautiful waterways, one which truly reflects what the community wants to see. We’re talking about a blueprint to help us deliver the best possible management of the waterways into the future that is aligned to the...

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’s first project clearing the path to jobs creation

Gold Coasters and visitors can look forward to some fresh ways to exercise on The Spit with works progressing on a new shared cycle and pedestrian path. Running from the Muriel Henchman precinct to Doug Jennings park, construction group Hazell Bros has started pouring...

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We’re receiving lots of enquiries about what COVID-19 means for our waterways. We’ve answered the most commonly asked questions for you below.   Q           Am I still able to go boating? From Saturday 2 May, you are able to leave your home for some recreational...

Training ensures Gold Coast first-strike pollution response is world class

Our Waterways Team undergoes regular training to make sure it keeps pace with innovation and changes in technology used to respond to reports of oil pollution in Gold Coast waters. It’s part of the team’s brief to act as first-strike responders in the event of...

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...

Expressions Of Interest called for Spit public space design works

The implementation of The Spit master plan continues with preliminary designs for two community projects open for expressions of interest (EOI). The preliminary design packages released today will keep plans on track for the Moondarewa Spit foreshore parkland...

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...