Draft Water Strategy 2018

Consultation has concluded


The Draft Water Strategy is the first five year phase of a 20 year transition to become a city sustained and inspired by water. This will be achieved through implementing initiatives under five strategic outcomes.

The Strategy covers aspects such as safe and reliable drinking water, sanitation and recycled water services, city resilience during floods and droughts, healthy waterways and liveability. It also finds opportunities for the City to partner with local authorities, state government agencies, community groups, universities, schools, industry and key commercial customers to better manage and protect water on the Gold Coast.

We wanted to hear how water environments, water services and water inspired design is important to you. The engagement ran from 1 to 22 November 2019. The Draft Water Strategy summary and full engagement reports are now available.

Congratulations to Maverick from Pacific Pines who was the winner of the Gold Coast inspired 10ft stand up paddle board by Chris Garrett valued at $2,010.

Thank you for your time and input into helping shape the direction of our vibrant water city.



The Draft Water Strategy is the first five year phase of a 20 year transition to become a city sustained and inspired by water. This will be achieved through implementing initiatives under five strategic outcomes.

The Strategy covers aspects such as safe and reliable drinking water, sanitation and recycled water services, city resilience during floods and droughts, healthy waterways and liveability. It also finds opportunities for the City to partner with local authorities, state government agencies, community groups, universities, schools, industry and key commercial customers to better manage and protect water on the Gold Coast.

We wanted to hear how water environments, water services and water inspired design is important to you. The engagement ran from 1 to 22 November 2019. The Draft Water Strategy summary and full engagement reports are now available.

Congratulations to Maverick from Pacific Pines who was the winner of the Gold Coast inspired 10ft stand up paddle board by Chris Garrett valued at $2,010.

Thank you for your time and input into helping shape the direction of our vibrant water city.


Consultation has concluded
  • The Gold Coast Water Strategy has been approved!

    about 2 months ago
    Final draft water strategy cover

    The Final Water Strategy 2019-2024 was endorsed by Council on the 1 August 2019.Thank you for your feedback and being passionate about our city's future.

    Click here or visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/water-strategy-50610.html to view the final strategy.


    The Final Water Strategy 2019-2024 was endorsed by Council on the 1 August 2019.Thank you for your feedback and being passionate about our city's future.

    Click here or visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/water-strategy-50610.html to view the final strategy.


  • Sustainable water management at Gold Coast schools

    about 2 months ago
    Child water image

    All Gold Coast schools have now been installed with smart loggers generating daily water consumption data that can aid in better water use understanding, leak identification and irrigation efficiency improvements.

    Following a trail with 30 schools in 2018; we now have 75% of all Gold Coast schools who have responded the invitation to access this water data; meaning three quarters of all Gold Coast schools are engaging with the portal. These schools receive weekly water use summary emails that enable water use tracking, and can provide alerts to any high use / water leaks onsite.

    Correspondingly leaks have...

    All Gold Coast schools have now been installed with smart loggers generating daily water consumption data that can aid in better water use understanding, leak identification and irrigation efficiency improvements.

    Following a trail with 30 schools in 2018; we now have 75% of all Gold Coast schools who have responded the invitation to access this water data; meaning three quarters of all Gold Coast schools are engaging with the portal. These schools receive weekly water use summary emails that enable water use tracking, and can provide alerts to any high use / water leaks onsite.

    Correspondingly leaks have now been reduced by 50% across all Gold Coast schools, translating to tens of thousands of dollars saved in school water bills! What an achievement to be proud of!
  • Damian Leeding Memorial Park riverbank stabilisation

    about 2 months ago
    Damian leeding memorial park riverbank stabilisation project

    The Damian Leeding Memorial Park riverbank stabilisation project has been underway for a year and it's still going well. Riverbank erosion, loss of public land and impacts to water quality has been an issue the City has dealt with for a long time. Seldom do solutions provide resilience and multiple benefits for habitat and recreation.

    Check out the fact sheet or the video for this project!

    The Damian Leeding Memorial Park riverbank stabilisation project has been underway for a year and it's still going well. Riverbank erosion, loss of public land and impacts to water quality has been an issue the City has dealt with for a long time. Seldom do solutions provide resilience and multiple benefits for habitat and recreation.

    Check out the fact sheet or the video for this project!