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Who’s Who in the Blue?

Who’s Who in the Blue?

At the Gold Coast Waterways Authority, we're determined to not get tied up with red tape or give members of the public the run around on waterways management questions.  We know that governance of Gold Coast waterways can often be complex and confusing and that it is...

High Tech Movable Cameras to Bust Boatie Hoons

High Tech Movable Cameras to Bust Boatie Hoons Dodgy boaties are getting busted on the Gold Coast, with authorities employing a range of surveillance techniques to keep law abiding seafarers safe. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said a...

Have your say on the Future of Monitoring for the Gold Coast Seaway

Have your say on the Future of Monitoring for the Gold Coast Seaway

The Malcolm Taylor Tower, also known as the Seaway Tower, is owned by Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) and has been operated by volunteers from Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Southport and Coast Guard Southport since the tower opened in 1987. The volunteers play a...

Be on the look out for snakes

Be on the look out for snakes

As temperatures soar around the Gold Coast, remember to keep an eye out for sssnake behaviour!  We’d like to remind the community to be on alert for venomous snakes which may be at Doug Jennings Park, the Seaway Kiosk, Wave Break Island and in and around our...

GCWA acts quickly in response to Seaway Tower septic system

GCWA acts quickly in response to Seaway Tower septic system

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has acted following an unforeseen failure of the septic system on Thursday last week for the Malcolm Taylor Tower, commonly known as the Gold Coast Seaway Tower. Acting CEO Peter Kleinig said the iconic tower, which has been...

Our Year in Review – 2017

Our Year in Review – 2017

2017 was an exciting one as we worked hard to secure the future of the Gold Coast's waterways. Read our Year in Review here: Gold Coast Waterways Authority - Delivering on our waterways 2017...

The results are in! Healthy Land and Waters 2016/17 Report Card

Figure 1: Southern Catchments 2016/17 Report Card. Source: Healthy Land and Waters 2016/17 report card hlw.org.au/reportcard The 2016/17 Healthy Land and Waterways Report card has been released, with waterways in the Southern catchments ranging from fair to good. The...

Latest News

FINAL SPEED LIMITS IMPLEMENTED

FINAL SPEED LIMITS IMPLEMENTED

The final speed limit changes as part of the Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 have come into effect. The Coomera River (South Branch) now has a new trial speed limit of 6 knots for boats 8 metres in length and over, with the general smooth...

Next two speed limit changes take effect

Next two speed limit changes take effect

After extensive consultation, the Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 was released in early March 2018. The first two of the five initial proposed speed limit changes came into effect on 9 March at Paradise Point and Crab Island. The next two...

Our waterways are open for business and pleasure!

Our waterways are open for business and pleasure!

Over the last 18 months we've invested $6.5 million into maintaining safe navigational access for the Gold Coast waterways. GCWA Chief Executive Officer, Hal Morris, said “Our waterways are vital for the city’s economic prosperity and social well-being. An important...

The GC Waterways Shoal Reporting App is here!

The GC Waterways Shoal Reporting App is here!

The GC Waterways Shoal Reporting application ('app') is a free smart phone application that enables the general public to report areas of possible shoaling. To use the app you will need a smart device and internet connection and you download it from the Apple iTunes...

Evolution of the Broadwater

Evolution of the Broadwater

At the Meet the Board session held at SeaWorld Resort on 16 October 2017, GCWA Board member Professor Rodger Tomlinson (Coastal Program Leader, Climate Response at the Griffith School of Environment) presented an informative Q&A session on the evolution of the...

Boaties to be aware of shoaling around Gold Coast Seaway

Boaties to be aware of shoaling around Gold Coast Seaway

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is advising boaties to exercise caution when navigating the Gold Coast Seaway due to a sand shoal developing east of the southern training wall. GCWA CEO Hal Morris said certain weather conditions can cause the sand shoal to...

Project News

Planning for Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging underway

Planning for Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging underway

The Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging project focuses on maintenance of the channel network to ensure safe navigational access to our waterways.  It's just one of the dredging projects we have planned over the next few years as we continue to improve access...

Completing the missing links in the Broadwater

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...

Multi-million dollar Christmas gift to the Gold Coast

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...

Contract awarded for Coomera dredge facility

Contract awarded for Coomera dredge facility

The contract for the construction of a $3 million Coomera dredge facility to boost the Gold Coast’s multi-million dollar marine industry has been awarded to a Gold Coast based company. Acting Ports Minister Steven Miles said the contract to construct the Coomera...

Gold Coast boaties set to dig Broadwater dredging

Gold Coast boaties set to dig Broadwater dredging

Gold Coast boaties will soon benefit from the next round of dredging in the Broadwater, with the Palaszczuk Government progressing dredging works in the area. Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) have awarded the contract for the Labrador Channel and North Channel...

Coomera Dredged Sediment Management Facility one step closer

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...

Dredging the Gold Coast waterways

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 the next four...