Draft Ocean Beaches Strategy

This consultation has concluded. Information about the consultation, forum comments and related documents are retained for your reference.

Council has developed the Draft Ocean Beaches Strategy 2013-23 which outlines the preferred approach to managing the city's 52 kilometres of ocean beaches. This strategy will guide how we protect, enhance and fund the management of our iconic beaches over the next 10 years.

The strategy seeks to ensure that:

  • everyone can enjoy a beach experience
  • our beaches are healthy and clean
  • our coastal infrastructure is protected from storm surge and erosion; and
  • there is joint stewardship of our ocean beaches

The public consultation has now closed. During the consultation phase Council asked the community to provide their feedback by:

The Ocean Beaches Strategy was open for comment from 25 March - 6 May 2013.

During the consultation participants were eligible for entry to a prize draw to win a custom shaped surfboard to the value of $800! Terms and Conditions retained for reference.

Council has developed the Draft Ocean Beaches Strategy 2013-23 which outlines the preferred approach to managing the city's 52 kilometres of ocean beaches. This strategy will guide how we protect, enhance and fund the management of our iconic beaches over the next 10 years.

The strategy seeks to ensure that:

  • everyone can enjoy a beach experience
  • our beaches are healthy and clean
  • our coastal infrastructure is protected from storm surge and erosion; and
  • there is joint stewardship of our ocean beaches

The public consultation has now closed. During the consultation phase Council asked the community to provide their feedback by:

The Ocean Beaches Strategy was open for comment from 25 March - 6 May 2013.

During the consultation participants were eligible for entry to a prize draw to win a custom shaped surfboard to the value of $800! Terms and Conditions retained for reference.

This consultation has concluded. Information about the consultation, forum comments and related documents are retained for your reference.
  • Have your say on draft ocean beaches strategy

    by Community Engagement Officer 1, over 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    The City of Gold Coast launched community consultation on a draft long-term strategy to manage and protect our ocean beaches. 

    Council is seeking feedback from Gold Coast residents and visitors over the next six weeks on a bold new Draft Gold Coast Ocean Beaches Strategy 2012-2023.

    Mayor Tom Tate said the ocean beaches were a significant asset to our city, delivering social, environmental and economic benefits.

    “This Strategy is about meeting the challenges of managing and protecting our coastal environment head on, as well as recognising the opportunities that exist to grow business and recreation activities,” he said.

    “The city is investing $10.6 million this year alone on maintaining and managing our 52km of coastline, with an additional $8.1 million allocated to provide the country’s largest professional lifeguard service.

    “It is important that the city works collaboratively with individuals, businesses, and governments to manage our beaches,” he said.

    Chair of Council’s Engineering Services Committee, Councillor Daphne McDonald said no two Gold Coast beaches were the same.

    “It’s important for all members of the community, no matter where they live, to have a say about the future management of our beaches,” she said. 

    “Although the draft strategy is Council’s approach to our coastline, we really want the community to have a say about their expectations for the way their beaches are managed.  Tell us what that means to you.”

    The Strategy aims to ensure our beaches will be clean, healthy, safe and accessible now and into the future. The four strategic outcomes Council is seeking from the strategy are to ensure: everyone can enjoy a beach experience; our beaches are healthy and clean; our coastal infrastructure is protected from storm surge and erosion; and there is joint stewardship of our ocean beaches.

    There are a number of ways for Gold Coast residents and visitors to comment on the draft strategy, including an online survey, participation in a discussion forum online, or having a chat in person at a series of information sessions.

    The online survey will run from 25 March to 3 May.  Council will also host information sessions for everyone to have their say during April as follows:

    • Saturday, 13 April at Burleigh Heads foreshore
    • Sunday, 21 April at Lionel Perry Park, SurfersParadise
    • Saturday, 27 April atPalm BeachParklands

    For more information, including details of the online survey, go to goldcoastcity.com.au/oceanbeachesstrategy.

    The City of Gold Coast launched community consultation on a draft long-term strategy to manage and protect our ocean beaches. 

    Council is seeking feedback from Gold Coast residents and visitors over the next six weeks on a bold new Draft Gold Coast Ocean Beaches Strategy 2012-2023.

    Mayor Tom Tate said the ocean beaches were a significant asset to our city, delivering social, environmental and economic benefits.

    “This Strategy is about meeting the challenges of managing and protecting our coastal environment head on, as well as recognising the opportunities that exist to grow business and recreation activities,” he said.

    “The city is investing $10.6 million this year alone on maintaining and managing our 52km of coastline, with an additional $8.1 million allocated to provide the country’s largest professional lifeguard service.

    “It is important that the city works collaboratively with individuals, businesses, and governments to manage our beaches,” he said.

    Chair of Council’s Engineering Services Committee, Councillor Daphne McDonald said no two Gold Coast beaches were the same.

    “It’s important for all members of the community, no matter where they live, to have a say about the future management of our beaches,” she said. 

    “Although the draft strategy is Council’s approach to our coastline, we really want the community to have a say about their expectations for the way their beaches are managed.  Tell us what that means to you.”

    The Strategy aims to ensure our beaches will be clean, healthy, safe and accessible now and into the future. The four strategic outcomes Council is seeking from the strategy are to ensure: everyone can enjoy a beach experience; our beaches are healthy and clean; our coastal infrastructure is protected from storm surge and erosion; and there is joint stewardship of our ocean beaches.

    There are a number of ways for Gold Coast residents and visitors to comment on the draft strategy, including an online survey, participation in a discussion forum online, or having a chat in person at a series of information sessions.

    The online survey will run from 25 March to 3 May.  Council will also host information sessions for everyone to have their say during April as follows:

    • Saturday, 13 April at Burleigh Heads foreshore
    • Sunday, 21 April at Lionel Perry Park, SurfersParadise
    • Saturday, 27 April atPalm BeachParklands

    For more information, including details of the online survey, go to goldcoastcity.com.au/oceanbeachesstrategy.