Our Projects








Keeping Doug Jennings Park beautiful

The completion of a $2 million facelift at Doug Jennings Park, The Spit.

A more efficient and effective maintenance vessel, the ‘Currigee’

The Seaway Emergency Access Stairs have been welcomed by divers and snorkelers who have for many years accessed the water by climbing down the rock wall. The stairs mean safer entry and exit of the water and better emergency access to the Seaway in the case of a person needing to be evacuated.

Early morning paddle anyone?

A visit to our completed boardwalk and canoe launch adjacent to David Fleay Wildlife Park is well worth it.

Project News

Planning for Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging underway

The Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging project focuses on maintenance of the channel network to ensure safe navigational access to our waterways.  It's just one of the dredging projects we have planned over the next few years as we continue to improve access...

Completing the missing links in the Broadwater

As part of the big picture solution to improve channel options, new navigation aid buoys have been established on the western side of the Broadwater.  This is in line with a key action of the 10 year Waterways Management Strategy - enhancing the waterways by...

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

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

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...

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...

Installation of tide gauges

GCWA is helping to ensure you're not left high and dry! We’re partnering with the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) and Griffith University to install a series of tide gauge monitoring stations throughout the waterways. The first...

Last updated: 18 December 2017

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