Project News

South Wave Break Island Dredging Project 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions

Following the successful competition of our Coomera River dredging campaign, we’re getting ready to start our next dredging project. As part of our Waterways Management Program, we will be dredging the South Wave Break Island Channel to ensure safe and navigable...

Major Coomera River dredging campaign complete

A major dredging campaign has been completed in the Coomera River, supporting safe and navigable waterways access for the Gold Coast’s multi-billion-dollar recreation, tourism and marine industries, including superyachts. The campaign was made possible by the...

Alberton Pontoon improves access to waterways network

Our new pontoon at Alberton is officially open, giving boaties more options for accessing our beautiful waterways network. We’ve invested $380,000 in the new pontoon and flood resistant boat queuing facility built next to the Alberton boat ramp at Alberton on the...

Coomera River Project backs major marine industry

Our multi-million dollar dredging program and sediment management facility will support tourism, jobs and businesses in the Gold Coast Marine Industry Precinct by improving navigational access to the Coomera River. Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey,...

Dredging to keep lower Coomera River open and safe for boaties

Dredging is underway in the Coomera River between Sovereign Islands and Sanctuary Cove to keep the navigation channel open and safe for boaties. The lower Coomera River project is part of our $15 million, 4-year investment in waterways dredging. The Coomera River is...

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...

Canaipa Passage dredging complete

Great news for our northern waterways with the completion of the Canaipa Passage dredging project in time for the busy summer season. The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has invested $500,000 in maintaining safe navigational access to the important link between...

Completing the missing links in the Broadwater

As part of the big picture solution to improve channel options, new navigation aid buoys have been established on the western side of the Broadwater.  This is in line with a key action of the 10 year Waterways Management Strategy – enhancing the waterways by...

Coomera Dredged Sediment Management Facility one step closer

For many years, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA), City of Gold Coast Council (CoGC), developers and managers of estates situated along Coomera River and nearby waterways and canals  have been searching for a cost effective and environmentally sound solution...

Multi-million dollar Christmas gift to the Gold Coast

Christmas has arrived early for Gold Coast residents, with the official opening of the Doug Jennings Park following the Palaszczuk Government’s multi-million dollar makeover. Minister Mark Bailey officially opened the park today with newly elected Member for Gaven...

Surfers Riverside Edge Treatment gets special mention at Gold Coast Urban Design Awards

The Surfers Riverside Masterplan established a shared vision for a high quality public space that connects Surfers Paradise and the Nerang River and encourages enjoyment of the uniquely Gold Coast waterways. The Masterplan identified a need for an upgraded river edge...

Dredging the Gold Coast waterways

Since our establishment we’ve invested $8.5 million in channel dredging to ensure safe navigational access is maintained throughout our waterways.  And there’s more to come!  Over $7.5 million worth of investment is currently planned across the city over...