COMMUNITY

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

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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...

The Spit Public Realm Guidelines available for comment

The Spit Public Realm Guidelines available for comment

Momentum is building on the delivery of The Spit Master Plan as the Queensland Government works to ensure this Gold Coast jewel is transformed into an iconic public space attracting visitors from across the country and the world. The public realm guidelines, released...

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...

Expressions Of Interest called for Spit public space design works

Expressions Of Interest called for Spit public space design works

The implementation of The Spit master plan continues with preliminary designs for two community projects open for expressions of interest (EOI). The preliminary design packages released today will keep plans on track for the Moondarewa Spit foreshore parkland...

Meet The Board | March 2020 Update

Meet The Board | March 2020 Update

We wanted to minimise any potential risk of the novel coronavirus being transmitted at our quarterly community meeting. As such, we made the decision to cancel our Meet The Board on Monday 16 March. We put the call out to you all and asked if you have any questions...

Meet The Board | March 2020 Update

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...

PROJECT NEWS

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...

Alberton Pontoon improves access to waterways network

Alberton Pontoon improves access to waterways network

Our new pontoon at Alberton is officially open, giving boaties more options for accessing our beautiful waterways network. We’ve invested $380,000 in the new pontoon and flood resistant boat queuing facility built next to the Alberton boat ramp at Alberton on 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...