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Our waterways, foreshores and adjoining parks are important natural assets. They enable valuable recreational and community use for all.
As the City's population increases so too does the use of our waterways. This is evident by the increasing number of vessels stored on our public foreshores. Queensland Government data indicates vessel ownership has increased by 23% over the last decade. Vessels include watercraft such as canoes, kayaks, small motorised and non-motorised boats.
Storing vessels on public foreshores can cause the following:
You must ensure that:
You must not:
Storage of vessels in this manner can result in breaches of the City's local laws and penalties apply.
You can view examples of legal storage of vessels in the gallery below.
Boat secured legally opposite Wavebreak Island
Boat secured legally at Biggera Waters
Boat secured legally below high tide line at Biggera Waters
For details about permanent moorings, please visit the Gold Coast Waterways Authority home page.