sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Gold Coast Waterways Authority one step closer
Gold Coast Waterways Authority one step closer

'Gold Coast Broadwater'    . ©    Click Here to view large photo

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority Bill 2012 was introduced to the House last week and has been referred to the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee for consideration.

The Committee has to report back the House by November 22. The Newman Government is fully committed to the re-establishment of the Gold Coast Waterways Authority and has guaranteed funding to the tune of $30 million.

According to Member for Broadwater, Verity Barton: 'The introduction of this Bill is a critical next step in returning autonomy of local waterways to the Gold Coast community'.

'Our waterways are the jewel in our crown and we have a fantastic opportunity to revitalise not only the local tourism industry but just as importantly the local marine industry. The authority will have control of the Gold Coast waterways from the Logan River in the north and to the Queensland/New South Wales border in the south.'

The GCWA will be very ably led by former Gold Coast Mayor, Gary Baildon. The remaining membership of the authority will include a representative of the Gold Coast City Council and five members of the Gold Coast community and local industry.

Verity Barton -  .. ©   Click Here to view large photo


'I have full confidence in Mr Baildon, as Chair-designate, and look forward to the great work he and the authority will do,' says Barton. 'The establishment of the Board will enable a more accountable and efficient process which can only develop stronger relationships. The Board will achieve lasting advantages for the community it serves.'

As Barton explains: 'The restoration of the GCWA will have many flow on benefits for the local marine industry which is long-established and well respected'.

'The Gold Coast remains a leader in the manufacture of marine craft and delivers a significant proportion of all boats built in Australia. The restoration of the GCWA will create an environment which will open the way to significant marine business advantages. Reliable and all-season access to the Gold Coast’s natural maritime environment is critical to both the recreational and commercial vessel and therefore to the marine industry itself. I would argue the GCWA’s concern for dredging priorities is one that clearly offers many benefits to the industry.'

The Waterways Authority will oversee sustainable use and development for a range of maritime tourism and recreational activities as well as dredging and associated amenities such as buoy markings and anchoring areas.

'In a city which hosts millions of visitors each year it’s obvious that intensive and continual recreational use of waterways requires that marine infrastructure and resources are efficiently managed. Responsibility with regard to tourism is not one taken lightly on the Gold Coast where tourism is a key driver of our local economy alongside the marine industry.

'By re-establishing the Gold Coast Waterways Authority we’re placing control of these important assets back in the community’s hands; by providing localised decision making and control through the Authority Board we can be confident that the community is being well represented and positive outcomes will be achieved.'


by Jeni Bone

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103510

3:37 AM Mon 5 Nov 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World







































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT