Project News

Upgrade sparks Sand Bypass System improvements

High voltage switch gear which keeps the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System pumping is about to undergo a major upgrade. We’ve awarded a $1.2 million contract for the work to locally based firm, TEW Solutions. The investment is vital because the Sand Bypass System...

Work starts on major enhancement to Gold Coast waterways gateway

Preliminary works have started on a multi-million-dollar project to dredge an area near the Gold Coast Seaway entrance and in the adjacent navigation channels to improve access to the waterways network. A contract to undertake sediment sampling for the project has...

Multi-million-dollar project supports ongoing operations to keep Seaway safe and accessible

Our multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty is complete, supporting ongoing Seaway and inland coastal waterways access for boaties and commercial operators. We’ve invested $3.35 million installing extra support beams underneath...

Northern Gold Coast dredging benefits boaties

A $2.5 million dredging campaign in northern Gold Coast waterways will benefit boaties in one of the city’s fastest growing areas. Work is underway on dredging Main Channel (North and South) in the Jacobs Well area. The dredging is being done by south east Queensland...

Spit Master Plan projects injecting $5 million into local economy

We’re excited to be bringing the community’s vision for The Spit to life. Work starts next week on the Moondarewa Spit foreshore improvements and the Seaway Promenade and will be finished in time for the Christmas holidays. The construction tender has been awarded to...

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...

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 open to the public by December 2020. The...

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...