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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!

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

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

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...

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...

Master Plan for the Spit underway

The Spit Master Plan is being led by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Waterways Authority.  The master plan commenced in August 2017 to provide for a low-rise future for...

Gold Coast Open House to feature Sand Bypass System

Gold Coast Waterways Authority is thrilled to be taking part in Gold Coast Open House 2017 on Saturday November 4 from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The Gold Coast Seaway boasts the world’s first permanent sand bypassing system and stands as one of the country’s most significant...

Myths vs. Matter

Got a myth you want busted? Or have a burning question about our waterways? Email us as mail@gcwa.qld.gov.au and we’ll add it onto our Mythbuster List. #gcwamythbusting #OurGCWaterways   Mythbuster No. 1 – “I can build any structure I like on my...

Gary Baildon returns to GCWA Board

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) today welcomes Councillor Gary Baildon AM to the Board. Cr Baildon replaces Darren Scott as Mayor Tom Tate’s representative. Mr Scott has been Mayor Tate’s delegate on the GCWA Board for close to five years, since the...

Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay for Life

Cancer Council Queensland‘s Relay for Life is on this weekend at #DougJenningsPark at the Spit. The event will be held across the weekend, including camping overnight, however there’ll be no impact to traffic or general public using the area. For more...

Concerns about the ‘turkey boat’ on the Broadwater

You may have heard reports of the ‘turkey boat’ on the Broadwater. Working on the waterways, we’ve seen a lot of interesting things, and this is one of the most challenging! We’re well aware of this particular house boat. It first came to our attention in April this...

Removal of a derelict structure at Currumbin Creek

One of Gold Coast Waterways Authority’s primary functions is to set up and maintain aids to navigation such as beacons, lights and structures.  Recently, we have received enquiries from the community about the possibility of re-establishing a derelict beacon...