Queensland Recreational Boating Council


80 years since the sinking of Centaur

14th of May 1943, 332 people were onboard the Hospital Ship, Centaur when she was struck by a Japanese torpedo.  Just 64 survived. It was on this day 80 years ago that the Centaur was cruising off the coast of…
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Mooloolaba Bar 'lives at risk'

Mooloolaba Bar risking lives and hurting businesses

Issues with shoaling at the entrance to Mooloolaba Harbour ‘…is making access for vessels extremely treacherous’ (Fiona Simpson MP, May 2022). The member for Maroochydore has launched a campaign titled “Make It Safe” in an effort to get the bar…
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Andrew FIelding elected as BIA President

BIA appoints new President and Chairman

The Boating Industry Association Ltd. announced this week that a new President and Chairman has been appointed. Andrew Fielding has been unanimously elected to the role following Darren Vaux’s 3 year term coming to an end.   President Fielding paid…
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Cairns Port

Labor promises $150m for Cairns Port upgrade

Cairns Marine Precinct set to be a major player in Australia’s future security.   With the focus very much on strengthening borders and committing to upgrading marine facilities to cope with future requirements, federal Labor today announced an election promise…
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Proud Park Pontoon Upgrad

GCWA improving waterways access at Main Beach

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority is replacing the pontoon at Proud Park (beside the Sundale Bridge). With the upgrade anticipated as being completed in June 2022, the new pontoon will be larger than the existing one, making access easier for…
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Catching and keeping undersized fish

Big fine issued for illegal netting

Following notification from a concerned member of the general public, the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol caught a fisher south of Townsville with an illegal catch and equipment.  Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities,…
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