It’s been a busy start to the year on our waterways and there’s a lot happening at Gold Coast Waterways Authority!

We’re currently rolling out the Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy after extensive community engagement, and the initial changes have been well supported by the community.

We are busy getting things done on a number of projects to improve access to and management of our waterways, including;

  • Construction of the Coomera Dredge Sediment Facility anticipated to be completed by July 2018
  • Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging project underway
  • Upgrade of the Paradise Point pontoon
  • Planning for Doug Jennings Park Stage 4 improvements project
  • Planning for Main Channel dredging underway
  • Community consultation being carried out on the future of monitoring for the Gold Coast Seaway, and
  • Testing of our new Shoal Reporting App 


In addition to all of the above, we’ve been collaborating with our partners at 
Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP) and City of Gold Coast on The Spit Master Plan.

The Master Plan aims to revitalise The Spit and increase its benefit to the Gold Coast as a community asset. It will focus on enhancing the public realm of The Spit to create a community space for local residents and improving the connection to the surrounding marine environment, including the Broadwater.

The focus of April’s Meet the Board session will be to provide you with an update on The Spit Master Plan process with James Coutts and Rebecca Kenny from DSDMIP joining us on the evening.

If you’d like to find out more about the Master Plan but can’t make it to the Meet the Board, head to the project website here

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) 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 and join us at our April Meet the Board session on Monday 30th April from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Southport Yacht Club.  RSVP now for April’s Meet the Board session

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