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Ocean Beaches Strategy

Aerial view of a whale and surfers near Snapper Rocks. Click to enlarge

So many of us walk, fish, surf, swim, practise yoga, or simply savour our morning coffee on our beaches, there’s really no better place to be! Regardless of how you enjoy your beach experience, looking after our coastline is a team effort.

It’s important that individuals, businesses, and governments work together to maintain our beaches so we can all continue to benefit from them. The City is continually working to develop partnerships that support the management of our beaches.

A special thanks to our community and official partners who play a part in caring for our coastline.

Ocean Beaches Strategy

Griffith University

Dune planting on a Gold Coast beach Click to enlarge

The City works with Griffith University’s Centre for Coastal Management to undertake important research relevant to the Gold Coast. This research focus is driving innovation in how the City is managing out coastline.

Save the Waves Coalition

Saves the Waves Coalition logo

In 2016, a 16-kilometre stretch of the Gold Coast, from Burleigh Point to Snapper Rocks, was declared a World Surfing Reserve. An initiative of the Save the Waves Coalition, the program serves as a global model for preserving wave breaks and their surrounding areas by recognising and protecting the key environmental, cultural, economic and community attributes of surfing.

Since the dedication, the City continues to work with a Local Stewardship Council to implement and manage the reserve.

Visit savethewaves.org to find out more.

Tweed Sand Bypassing

Surfers at Duranbah Beach Click to enlarge

City of Gold Coast supports the Tweed Sand Bypassing Project, run by the New South Wales and Queensland state governments. The project aims to maintain the coastal sand drift northwards along the beaches on the southern Gold Coast and ensure a safe, navigable entrance to the Tweed River.

Read about the project at tweedsandbypass.nsw.gov.au

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