Community

Master Plan for the Spit underway

The Spit Master Plan is being led by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Waterways Authority.  The master plan commenced in August 2017 to provide for a low-rise future for...

Gold Coast Open House to feature Sand Bypass System

Gold Coast Waterways Authority is thrilled to be taking part in Gold Coast Open House 2017 on Saturday November 4 from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The Gold Coast Seaway boasts the world’s first permanent sand bypassing system and stands as one of the country’s most significant...

Myths vs. Matter

Got a myth you want busted? Or have a burning question about our waterways? Email us as mail@gcwa.qld.gov.au and we’ll add it onto our Mythbuster List. #gcwamythbusting #OurGCWaterways   Mythbuster No. 1 – “I can build any structure I like on my...

Gary Baildon returns to GCWA Board

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) today welcomes Councillor Gary Baildon AM to the Board. Cr Baildon replaces Darren Scott as Mayor Tom Tate’s representative. Mr Scott has been Mayor Tate’s delegate on the GCWA Board for close to five years, since the...

Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay for Life

Cancer Council Queensland‘s Relay for Life is on this weekend at #DougJenningsPark at the Spit. The event will be held across the weekend, including camping overnight, however there’ll be no impact to traffic or general public using the area. For more...

Concerns about the ‘turkey boat’ on the Broadwater

You may have heard reports of the ‘turkey boat’ on the Broadwater. Working on the waterways, we’ve seen a lot of interesting things, and this is one of the most challenging! We’re well aware of this particular house boat. It first came to our attention in April this...

Removal of a derelict structure at Currumbin Creek

One of Gold Coast Waterways Authority’s primary functions is to set up and maintain aids to navigation such as beacons, lights and structures.  Recently, we have received enquiries from the community about the possibility of re-establishing a derelict beacon...

Be Aware and Share

Look out for shared activities on the water   Gold Coast waterways are enjoyed by a wide variety of users including recreational and commercial boaties, jet skis, paddle craft, swimmers, wind surfers and more! To make sure everyone stays safe, here are some tips...

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...

Skippy signs are no joke

Our “Kangaroos Crossing” signs installed in the North Arm of the Coomera River assist in making boaties aware that the animals may be in the water and to take care in the area. Coomera Island has long been home to several of the furry creatures and during dry spells...

The Economic and Social Values of our waterways

Our Gold Coast waterways are a mainstay of the Gold Coast’s lifestyle, underpin the Coast’s identity, and provide opportunities for locals and visitors to undertake recreational activities on and beside the waterways. In April 2017, we conducted and reported on the...