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Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 – 21 December 2012

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Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 – 21 December 2012

Gold Coast Waterways Authority Regulation 2012 – 1 July 2016

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The Gold Coast Waterways Authority is established as a body corporate. The authority’s main function is to give effect to the purposes of this Act. The main purpose of this Act provided by section 3 of the Act is to deliver the best possible management of the Gold Coast waterways at reasonable cost to the community and government, while keeping government regulation to a minimum. For the definition of ‘Gold Coast waterways’, refer to section 7 of the Act.

  • Sections 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 21, 36, 42, Schedule 1

The authority may display or publish a waterways notice to control activities or conduct in Gold Coast waters for the following purposes: (a) maintaining or improving the effective and efficient management of the Gold Coast waterways; (b) maintaining fair and reasonable access to public marine facilities for users of the Gold Coast waterways; (c) moving or mooring watercraft, or controlling activities on or by watercraft, in Gold Coast waters. A waterways notice must: (a) indicate the thing or area to which the notice applies; and (b) state that contravention of a requirement of the notice is an offence against this Act and the maximum penalty for the offence. Pursuant to section 24 of the Act: To have effect, a waterways notice must: (a) be displayed, in a way that is clearly visible to passers-by, on or near the thing or area to which it relates; or (b) be published on the authority’s website.

  • Sections 22, 23, 24, 25

The owner of a marina must pay an annual levy to the authority as a contribution towards providing and maintaining public marine facilities. The levy must be paid within 30 days after the authority gives written notice of the levy to the owner of the marina.

  • Section 42; Regulation 2
Reason for law

To deliver the best possible management of the Gold Coast waterways at reasonable cost to the community and government, while keeping government regulation to a minimum. (Section 3)

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Gold Coast Waterways Authority

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