Project News

West Crab Island channel dredging supports our waterways city’s marine industries

GCWA is pushing ahead with dredging works on the Gold Coast, ensuring vital transport links remain open for our waterways city’s marine industries. “Dredging is starting in the West Crab Island Channel in the section from the Ephraim Island bridge down to the...

Sand Bypass System Jetty Upgrade Reaches The Half-Way Mark

A major upgrade to the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty has just passed the half-way mark, with 5 out of the 10 concrete slabs poured. Once complete, the $3.35 million project will enable critical maintenance works to be carried out effectively and safely on the...

Design tender awarded to Southport-based firm

Creative challenge set for Spit Master Plan projects Creating welcoming spaces with a uniquely Gold Coast identity is the challenge that’s been set for the team awarded the tender to design the Moondarewa Spit foreshore parkland improvements and the Seaway Promenade....

Spit master plan works power into the new year

Work is powering ahead on more projects for The Spit master plan with tenders about to be called for detailed design works for the Moondarewa Spit upgrade and the Seaway Promenade. The Queensland Government is investing more than $5 million in the Moondarewa Spit...

Dredging completion delivers Christmas present for boaties

South Wave Break Island channel dredging works completed ahead of schedule Boaties have received an early Christmas present with dredging work in the South Wave Break Island channel on the Gold Coast being finished sooner than originally planned. Dredging works...

Jobs to flow with Spit Master Plan implementation

The next stage of the Queensland Government’s plan to revitalise The Spit has been delivered with the introduction of the Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Bill 2019 into the Queensland Parliament. As part of the Bill, we’ll be charged with delivering some of the...

Sand Bypass System jetty upgrade supports maintenance works for safe, navigable Seaway

A major upgrade to the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty will ensure sand continues to be pumped northward keeping the Seaway open for the recreation, tourism and marine industries. The Gold Coast Waterways Authority is investing about $3.35 million in the project...

South Wave Break Island Dredging Project 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions

Following the successful completion 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 access...

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...

Works underway to improve access to Sand Bypass System jetty

We’re making some more improvements to the Sand Bypass System jetty with a new access ramp being included in works underway at The Spit. The ramp’s been designed to meet current accessibility codes and standards and should be finished by late September. The work is...

Powerful upgrade to give Sand Bypass System a new lease of life

The Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System is about to receive a new lease of life with work underway on upgrading its high voltage switch gear. We’ll invest about $1.9 million in upgrade works over the next 12 months. The upgrade is expected to generate about 20 direct and...

South Wave Break Island channel dredging works start

Works contributing to safe and navigable access to the South Wave Break Island channel in the Broadwater will start today. Gold Coast Waterways Authority CEO, Hal Morris, has confirmed a local dredging contractor will start setting up on site and will commence...