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Be on the look out for snakes

Be on the look out for snakes

As temperatures soar around the Gold Coast, remember to keep an eye out for sssnake behaviour!  We’d like to remind the community to be on alert for venomous snakes which may be at Doug Jennings Park, the Seaway Kiosk, Wave Break Island and in and around our...

GCWA acts quickly in response to Seaway Tower septic system

GCWA acts quickly in response to Seaway Tower septic system

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has acted following an unforeseen failure of the septic system on Thursday last week for the Malcolm Taylor Tower, commonly known as the Gold Coast Seaway Tower. Acting CEO Peter Kleinig said the iconic tower, which has been...

Our Year in Review – 2017

2017 was an exciting one as we worked hard to secure the future of the Gold Coast's waterways. Read our Year in Review here: Gold Coast Waterways Authority - Delivering on our waterways 2017...

Doug Jennings Park – Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo

Doug Jennings Park – Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo

The 2018 Magic Millions Carnival is a week-long celebration of equine sports, kicking off with the #PacificFairMagicMillionsPolo on Sunday 7 January at Doug Jennings Park. The day will involve high-action polo and picturesque surrounds, as some of the world's finest...

The results are in! Healthy Land and Waters 2016/17 Report Card

Figure 1: Southern Catchments 2016/17 Report Card. Source: Healthy Land and Waters 2016/17 report card hlw.org.au/reportcard The 2016/17 Healthy Land and Waterways Report card has been released, with waterways in the Southern catchments ranging from fair to good. The...

Summer Days on our Waterways!

Summer Days on our Waterways!

What does a great summer look like to you? Where is your favourite waterways destination? Do you like to get the heart racing and take the jet ski for a spin or go for a more relaxed pace with a picnic by the river? Whatever you’re after, the Gold Coast has it! With...

Get Set for the Games – changes to waterways

Get Set for the Games – changes to waterways

Start your preparation now! Hosting an international event such as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the diverse landscape of the Gold Coast to audiences around the world, from the pristine coastline to the...

Filming to take place at The Spit

Filming to take place at The Spit

Roadman Productions will be filming at the Spit on Thursday 23rd November.  The filming will be taking place in the northernmost carpark on Seaworld Drive and the use of this area has been arranged by the filming company with approval by City of Gold Coast.  The...

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Multi-million dollar Christmas gift to the Gold Coast

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...

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...

Temporary closure of Moondarewa Spit

Temporary closure of Moondarewa Spit

A temporary closure of Moondarewa Spit will be in place next week as part of the continued improvement works for Doug Jennings Park.  The closure will only affect vehicle access to the area, with pedestrian access maintained throughout the works. These works are a...

Evolution of the Broadwater

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...

Next stage of improvements for Doug Jennings Park

Next stage of improvements for Doug Jennings Park

As part of the ongoing work to revitalise Doug Jennings Park, we're delivering the next stage of ongoing infrastructure improvements. Following the success of Stage 1: The Spit Amenities Block & Sewerage Connection and Stage 2: the Rehabilitation Moondarewa Spit,...

Boaties to be aware of shoaling around Gold Coast Seaway

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...

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Multi-million dollar Christmas gift to the Gold Coast

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

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...

Coomera Dredged Sediment Management Facility one step closer

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...

Temporary closure of Moondarewa Spit

Temporary closure of Moondarewa Spit

A temporary closure of Moondarewa Spit will be in place next week as part of the continued improvement works for Doug Jennings Park.  The closure will only affect vehicle access to the area, with pedestrian access maintained throughout the works. These works are a...

Dredging the Gold Coast waterways

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 the next four...

Next stage of improvements for Doug Jennings Park

Next stage of improvements for Doug Jennings Park

As part of the ongoing work to revitalise Doug Jennings Park, we're delivering the next stage of ongoing infrastructure improvements. Following the success of Stage 1: The Spit Amenities Block & Sewerage Connection and Stage 2: the Rehabilitation Moondarewa Spit,...

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