Community

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...

History of the Gold Coast Seaway

Prior to the construction of the Gold Coast Seaway in 1986, the Nerang River entrance to the Pacific Ocean (locally known as the Southport Bar) had a history of instability. Predominant southeasterly winds, the significant northern drift of sand and wave climate...

Hollywell speed trial extended

The trial of the 6-knot speed limit at Hollywell has been further extended until 30 June 2017. Gold Coast Waterways Authority will continue the trial to reduce interaction between passive craft and motorised craft in the area that is frequented by trainee, junior and...

Moondarewa Spit opens

Moondarewa Spit has been officially reopened following the completion of a $2 million facelift at Doug Jennings Park, The Spit. Minister for Main Roads and Ports Mark Bailey said the Gold Coast Waterways Authority had done a great job rehabilitating the park where...

Changes to Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board

Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board changing of the guard Gold Coast Waterways Authority outgoing Chairman Gary Baildon has acknowledged the achievements of GCWA over the last three years and thanked the Board for their commitment to improving the city’s waterways in...

New amenities for Doug Jennings Park

30 October 2015 New public toilet block and rising main projects for Doug Jennings Park are well underway – project update from Project Manager Daniel Dray The toilet block is taking shape with the blockwork and structural steel in place. The concrete slab and...