Project News

Planning for Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging underway

The Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging project focuses on maintenance of the channel network to ensure safe navigational access to our waterways.  It’s just one of the dredging projects we have planned over the next few years as we continue to improve...

Completing the missing links in the Broadwater

As part of the big picture solution to improve channel options, new navigation aid buoys have been established on the western side of the Broadwater.  This is in line with a key action of the 10 year Waterways Management Strategy – enhancing the waterways by...

Multi-million dollar Christmas gift to the Gold Coast

Christmas has arrived early for Gold Coast residents, with the official opening of the Doug Jennings Park following the Palaszczuk Government’s multi-million dollar makeover. Minister Mark Bailey officially opened the park today with newly elected Member for Gaven...

Contract awarded for Coomera dredge facility

The contract for the construction of a $3 million Coomera dredge facility to boost the Gold Coast’s multi-million dollar marine industry has been awarded to a Gold Coast based company. Acting Ports Minister Steven Miles said the contract to construct the Coomera...

Gold Coast boaties set to dig Broadwater dredging

Gold Coast boaties will soon benefit from the next round of dredging in the Broadwater, with the Palaszczuk Government progressing dredging works in the area. Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) have awarded the contract for the Labrador Channel and North Channel...

Coomera Dredged Sediment Management Facility one step closer

For many years, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA), City of Gold Coast Council (CoGC), developers and managers of estates situated along Coomera River and nearby waterways and canals  have been searching for a cost effective and environmentally sound solution...

Dredging the Gold Coast waterways

Since our establishment we’ve invested $8.5 million in channel dredging to ensure safe navigational access is maintained throughout our waterways.  And there’s more to come!  Over $7.5 million worth of investment is currently planned across the city over...

Future of Coomera marine precinct secured with new $3 million facility

Green light for $3 million Coomera dredge facility creating marine industry jobs A significant project for the Gold Coast’s multi-million dollar marine industry is about to commence. Minister for Ports Mark Bailey, today announced $3 million funding towards the...

Installation of tide gauges

GCWA is helping to ensure you’re not left high and dry! We’re partnering with the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) and Griffith University to install a series of tide gauge monitoring stations throughout the waterways. The...

New riverfront destination in Surfers is open

A new destination in Surfers Paradise is now open to visitors. The $1.4 million Surfers Riverside Foreshore is located in Appel Park at 10 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise.   GCWA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hal Morris, said this is the second stage in our delivery on...

Keeping Doug Jennings Park beautiful

As part of the ongoing maintenance program for Doug Jennings Park at The Spit, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is planning rehabilitation works for the area known as the ‘Spit Finger’. GCWA CEO Hal Morris says that it is the next important step...