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Our waterways are open for business and pleasure!

Over the last 18 months we’ve invested $6.5 million into maintaining safe navigational access for the Gold Coast waterways. GCWA Chief Executive Officer, Hal Morris, said “Our waterways are vital for the city’s economic prosperity and social well-being. An...

Evolution of the Broadwater

At the Meet the Board session held at SeaWorld Resort on 16 October 2017, GCWA Board member Professor Rodger Tomlinson (Coastal Program Leader, Climate Response at the Griffith School of Environment) presented an informative Q&A session on the evolution of the...

Boaties to be aware of shoaling around Gold Coast Seaway

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is advising boaties to exercise caution when navigating the Gold Coast Seaway due to a sand shoal developing east of the southern training wall. GCWA CEO Hal Morris said certain weather conditions can cause the sand shoal to...

Queensland first Tackle Bin Project launches on the Gold Coast this week!

A group of committed locals have come together to tackle the scourge of littered fishing line on the Gold Coast. The ‘Tackle Bin Project’ launches this week, the first project for the newly formed Gold Coast Marine Debris Network, and the first in Queensland to be...

Illegal campers in Doug Jennings Park told to move out or face fines

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) Chief Executive Officer, Hal Morris, today issued a warning to illegal campers in Doug Jennings Park – move out or face the full force of the law. Mr Morris said the Authority had made significant progress to secure the necessary...

Model By-Law for Doug Jennings Park

Doug Jennings Park is a popular location for fishing, diving, surfing, walking, swimming and relaxing for tourists and locals alike. Unfortunately, over the past 30 years the area has become degraded and has attracted some inappropriate uses. As part of the ongoing...

Latest report on Seagrass Sensitivities released

The latest report on Seagrass Sensitivities has been released. This report provides a review of known seagrass sensitivities and resilience, including known minimum stressor thresholds and ranked threats to seagrass relevant to Gold Coast waterways. Gold Coast...