Governance

Help shape the future of our waterways

With five rivers, 260km of navigable waterways and more than 750 hectares of lakes and dams to manage, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority plays a

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Drink Driving and Marine Licensing in Queensland

Any mariner worth their salt knows that alcohol and boats are not a good mix. Many marine incidents are attributable to the consumption of alcohol

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Give a hoot, don’t pollute: Marine pollution laws in Queensland

We have received a number of queries recently about marine pollution laws for recreational vessels. One inquirer was under the impression that minor oil spills

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Your boating tips this holiday season

The family is around and it’s finally time to pull the boat out of the shed for the festive season. And if our boating tips are

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Laws of Commercial Boat Registration

In Queensland, there are two systems for the registration of boats that may be of interest to Gold Coast boaties. Recreational registration is a relatively

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Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban

Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban   In the November-January 2016 edition of Boat Gold Coast, we featured a story on the upcoming legislation

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Queensland Recreational Boating Council

The Queensland Recreational Boating Council Inc. (QRBC) was formed in 1969. Since then the Council has delivered over forty five years of uninterrupted service for

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Is it the end of two-stroke outboards?

In April 2014, the Commonwealth Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, secured the agreement of Australia’s Environment Ministers to work together to develop a

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GCWA Updates:

Under the Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act of 2012, the GCWA produces a 10-year Waterways Management Strategy and 4-year Waterways Management Program. The current Program

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Do you know your waterfront address?

Cruising leisurely along the Nerang River, my husband points to one canal on our right asking if I remember the house we inspected a few

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