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Marine Stadium Destination Plan Survey

Marine Stadium Destination Plan Survey

We're planning for best future uses of Marine Stadium at The Spit, Main Beach, and we need your input. Marine Stadium is an incredibly popular destination in our city, with a diverse range of use and users. The Gold Coast Waterways Authority is preparing a draft plan...

Gold Coast Waterways Strategy 2021-2030

Gold Coast Waterways Strategy 2021-2030

The Gold Coast Waterways Strategy 2021-2030 has been released. With the communities’ vision of A Waterways City, the strategy focuses on access, connections, and destinations through innovative planning and management. Our huge thanks goes to the community and all our...

Major Dredging of Gold Coast’s Seaway and network well underway

Major Dredging of Gold Coast’s Seaway and network well underway

  Our waterways city – We’re a quarter of the way through the dredging project of the Gold Coast Seaway, North and South Channels to remove shoaling and restore target depth. Our contractors have moved over 75,000 m3 of dredge material from the South Channel and...

Applications open for community grants funding

Applications open for community grants funding

Our Community Grants & Sponsorship Policy supports initiatives, projects and research that align with our 10 Year Waterways Management Strategy.  These initiatives should help build resilience of the Gold Coast's waterways through improving their social,...

Our waterways, our future – 2020 wrap-up

Our waterways, our future – 2020 wrap-up

What a year 2020 has been. Whilst COVID-19 has certainly thrown us some curve balls, we’ve been inspired by the willingness of people to work together and help each other out. We hope that continues in 2021 so that the Gold Coast, and the wider community, bounces back...

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...

Sand Bypass System jetty access update

Sand Bypass System jetty access update

We’re closing the jetty to public access this weekend (8-9 May 2021,) and the following 3 weekends, as we’ll be pumping sand during these times. The jetty was built to support the jet pumps for the Sand Bypass System. To make sure we keep pace with changes in health...

LATEST NEWS

Innovation gives GCWA eyes underwater

Innovation gives GCWA eyes underwater

A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) has been specially developed to enhance our knowledge of the Gold Coast’s underwater environments and improve waterways management. The new Rangerbot named Nyah will do a range of jobs including marine habitat surveys,...

$11 million asset lights the way for Gold Coast waterways access

$11 million asset lights the way for Gold Coast waterways access

Here’s a trivia question for you. What’s valued at over $11 million and helps keep Gold Coast navigation channels safer and accessible for boaties? If your answer was the Aids to Navigation (AtoN) dotted around the waterways network, you are right! On the Gold Coast...

War on Wrecks: 106 clean-ups and counting

War on Wrecks: 106 clean-ups and counting

We're continuing to make good progress through the War on Wrecks. Since the program started in July 2018 we’ve removed 106 abandoned vessels and pieces of property from our beautiful waterways. This includes fishing boats, small yachts, pontoons, tenders, runabouts...

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...

10-Year Strategy | Expressions of Interest Working Group

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...

PROJECT NEWS

Proud Park Pontoon Replacement Project

Proud Park Pontoon Replacement Project

Replacement of the pontoon structure in Proud Park will commence early next year. The former pontoon was struck by a vessel and suffered substantial damage. The improved design will improve usability, aesthetics and overall functionality. Access to the car park,...

Tipplers is getting a replacement pontoon

Tipplers is getting a replacement pontoon

GCWA is upgrading the Tipplers Pontoon by replacing the pontoon module. The works will improve access to the Tipplers campground for recreational vessels and will commence around February 2022. Download the Project Fact Sheet for more information.

Tender awarded for major dredging project

Tender awarded for major dredging project

Safe, ongoing access to the Gold Coast Seaway and adjacent navigation channels will be underpinned by a $6.3 million dredging campaign which will be underway within weeks. The dredging contract has been awarded to a south-east Queensland firm, Riverside Marine. The...

Coomera facility opens up for community use

Coomera facility opens up for community use

The Gold Coast’s only dedicated facility for disposing of sediment from dredging has attracted its first community user. Our purpose-built facility is designed to save users time and money on sediment disposal as it's the only site on the Gold Coast which is designed...

Upgrade sparks Sand Bypass System improvements

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...

Tender awarded for major dredging project

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...

Northern Gold Coast dredging benefits boaties

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...