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Be Aware and Share

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, Nerang RSL, 19 June

Meet the Board, Nerang RSL, 19 June

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. Come join us at...

Skippy signs are no joke

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...

2017 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

2017 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Temporary Boat Ramp Closures Thousands from around the world will participate at the 39th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Saturday, 1 and Sunday, 2 July 2017. The marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast’s surf beaches and Broadwater and has a reputation as...

The Economic and Social Values of our waterways

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...

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Our waterways are open for business and pleasure!

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 important...

Latest report on Seagrass Sensitivities released

Latest report on Seagrass Sensitivities 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 Waterways Authority sponsored the Griffith University study. Read the...

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Our waterways are open for business and pleasure!

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 important...

Keeping Doug Jennings Park beautiful

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 in...

Stage 2 of Seaway Emergency Access Stairs complete

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority has today opened Stage 2 of the Emergency Access Stairs at the Gold Coast Seaway. Stage 1 opened in December at a cost of $40,000 and saw installation of stairs over the rock wall and a large preparation area with seating. Stage 2,...

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