SPEED AND BEHAVIOUR ON OUR WATERWAYS
The new Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 was approved by the GCWA Board in December 2017. You can find the new Strategy here
The Strategy builds upon earlier community consultation and stakeholder engagement, providing a framework for good regulatory decision-making for speed limits. The Strategy also provides a more simplified approach, making it easier for everyone to understand the rules around speed and behaviour on our waterways.
The Strategy sets out a number of priorities and actions in line with GCWA’s overarching vision of Sustain, Promote and Enhance.
Also included, is the new guide called Who’s Who in the Blue, a handy reference that clearly sets out which agencies have responsibilities for various speed limit, operator behaviour and other waterways matters across Gold Coast waterways.
Thanks to everyone who contributed comments during the consultation period.
WHO ENFORCES SPEED LIMITS ON THE WATER?
Speeding boats can be reported to the Water Police through Policelink, either online at: www.police.qld.gov.au/apps/reports/hoonOnline or by calling 131 444. The Water Police are happy to take your report and give you an email address if you would like to send in photos or videos.
Alternatively, please contact Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol on 13 25 23.
Check out Who’s Who in the Blue for more information.
Earlier work in relation to speed limits can be found in the below documents:
- Dec 2016: Consultation Report, GCWA
- Dec 2016: Consultation Report with Appendices, GCWA
- Oct 2016: Speed and Behaviour Management Strategy Draft, GCWA
- Aug 2016: Vessel Wave Wake Study relevant to the Speed and Behaviour Management Strategy for GCWA, Australian Maritime College
- May 2014: Speed Limits Review Discussion Paper, GCWA