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Our waterways, our future – share your views

Our waterways, our future – share your views

We're refreshing our Gold Coast Waterways Strategy and we'd like to hear your views on what the future of the waterways looks like over the next ten years. To help us plan ahead, we're inviting you to fill out this short survey. It'll only take a couple of minutes and...

2019-2020 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

In 2019-2020 the Gold Coast Waterways Authority has delivered on key infrastructure, waterways management and research objectives which have been part of our longer-term planning, unlocking more opportunities for local businesses, recreational users and visitors to...

Meet the Board

Meet the Board

The Board is committed to setting priorities locally. Meet The Board sessions are held regularly throughout the Gold Coast to provide community members with the opportunity to provide their input on planning for the waterways now and into the future. According to the...

Name Our RangerBot Competition!

Name Our RangerBot Competition!

We have a new team member joining us in July and we’re inviting all Gold Coast primary school students to help name our new underwater RangerBot with the winner to receive a waterways prize pack valued at almost $600. RangerBot is a novel, vision-based robotic tool...

New-style moorings to protect environment

New-style moorings to protect environment

We’ve taken the first steps towards introducing Environmentally Friendly Moorings (EFMs) into Gold Coast waters. As part of our Buoy Mooring Management Strategy , and in partnership  with Healthy Land and Water (HLW,) we’ve supported the installation of 22 EFMs in the...

Consultation: New Survey Open Online

Consultation: New Survey Open Online

We hope everyone is taking care of themselves and their loved ones. We’re trying to do more of our business online during this time. We've put a new survey up online and would like to invite you to fill it out if possible. We’re planning for the future and would love...

Landmark light study protects blooming seagrass

Landmark light study protects blooming seagrass

Study into light sensitivity of Gold Coast seagrass meadows to guide improved management A landmark study into the light sensitivity of Gold Coast seagrass meadows has pinpointed how much light these vital sea life breeding and feeding grounds need to grow and thrive....

Marinas19 set to anchor on the Gold Coast

Marinas19 set to anchor on the Gold Coast

In less than two weeks, marina operators and users will descend on the Gold Coast for the Marinas19 International Conference and Trade Exhibition. We’re excited to partner with Marinas19 to promote best practice in managing our beautiful waterways. “On the Gold Coast,...

LATEST NEWS

Gold Coast puts out welcome mat for superyachts

Gold Coast puts out welcome mat for superyachts

The Gold Coast is putting out the welcome mat for superyachts with a new guide launched today by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority and the City of Gold Coast. The Gold Coast Superyacht Guide produced in partnership with the Council fills an information gap in the...

National recognition for community engagement on Spit Master Plan

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 Award for...

Consultation: New Survey Open Online

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

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

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 update from GCWA

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...

PROJECT NEWS

Spit Master Plan projects injecting $5 million into local economy

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...

Sand Bypass System Jetty Upgrade Reaches The Half-Way Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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...