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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...

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...

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...

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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...

Iconic Gold Coast Sand Bypass System making the most of solar power

Iconic Gold Coast Sand Bypass System making the most of solar power

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority has taken further steps to improve the operation of the iconic Sand Bypass System at The Spit, using a pilot solar array to help meet the operation’s day-time energy needs. The Sand Bypass System is a critical component of the Gold...

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

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...

Coomera River Project backs major marine industry

Coomera River Project backs major marine industry

Our multi-million dollar dredging program and sediment management facility will support tourism, jobs and businesses in the Gold Coast Marine Industry Precinct by improving navigational access to the Coomera River. Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey,...

Dredging to keep lower Coomera River open and safe for boaties

Dredging to keep lower Coomera River open and safe for boaties

Dredging is underway in the Coomera River between Sovereign Islands and Sanctuary Cove to keep the navigation channel open and safe for boaties. The lower Coomera River project is part of our $15 million, 4-year investment in waterways dredging. The Coomera River is...

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...

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...