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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....

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...

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,...

Big Bird’s take-off escalates Gold Coast climate change research

Big Bird’s take-off escalates Gold Coast climate change research

Research into the impacts of wild weather and climate change on the Gold Coast is being stepped up with the launch of a bright yellow monitoring buoy nicknamed ‘Big Bird’. ‘Big Bird’s’ launch formally marks the establishment of the Coastal Engineering Research Field...

Osprey Nesting Platform installed at Palm Beach

Osprey Nesting Platform installed at Palm Beach

As part of our plan for managing the waterways environment, a new Osprey nesting platform has been installed on the foreshore at Palm Beach. The platform replaces a nest which had been naturally built by Osprey on a navigation beacon at the entrance to Currumbin...

LATEST NEWS

Spit master plan implementation bill passed

Spit master plan implementation bill passed

The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Bill 2019 passed in Queensland Parliament, unlocking up to 1800 jobs for the Gold Coast. The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Bill 2019 supports the government’s plan – designed over 18 months in consultation with the...

Smart camera trial to guide future of waterways city

Smart camera trial to guide future of waterways city

Gold Coast Waterways Authority engages QUT to develop innovative solutions for waterways planning, management and safety. The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is investing in a smart camera trial to build a detailed picture of activity on our city’s waterways...

It’s been a very busy year in our Waterways City!

It’s been a very busy year in our Waterways City!

It's been a very busy year in our Waterways City! Check out what we achieved in 2019 and what our plans for next year at the below link: Gold Coast Waterways Authority 2019-2020 Have a happy and safe New Year. We look forward to an even bigger 2020!

Gold Coast gaining ground in War on Wrecks

Gold Coast gaining ground in War on Wrecks

Gold Coast accounts for over a quarter of boats removed under the War on Wrecks A local focus on removing abandoned boats from the waterways is paying off, with the Gold Coast accounting for more than a quarter of the vessels managed under the War on Wrecks campaign...

Smart Camera Trial – Frequently Asked Questions

Smart Camera Trial – Frequently Asked Questions

With our population and boating registrations increasing, we’re turning to science to give us a clearer picture of activity on our waterways. This will help us improve planning, waterways management and safety. We’ve kicked off some research using smart cameras to...

Spit funding set to spark jobs wave

Spit funding set to spark jobs wave

A much-loved Gold Coast icon will begin its transformation after the Palaszczuk Government today announced a series of job-creating infrastructure projects on The Spit. Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the Queensland Government would invest an initial...

Court supports Wave Break Island clean-up

Court supports Wave Break Island clean-up

With the busy summer season approaching, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is reminding visitors to Wave Break Island that the popular Broadwater destination is for day use only. The reminder comes after GCWA recently succeeded in obtaining a court order to...

Annual Report Now Available Online

Annual Report Now Available Online

Did you know that our Sand Bypass System pumped 664,847 cubic metres of sand north of Seaway to keep waterways safe and navigable and that we maintained more than 2000 buoys, beacons and signs last year? This is all part of the work we do to Sustain, Enhance and...

PROJECT NEWS

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...

Jobs to flow with Spit Master Plan implementation

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...

Major Coomera River dredging campaign complete

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...

South Wave Break Island Dredging Project 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions

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...