Queensland Recreational Boating Council

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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Queensland Waterways clean-up complete

Clean up of the waterways after flooding now complete

The waterways around South-East Queensland, battered following last months flooding, are safe once more. In a joint statement released today from Acting Premier and Minster for the Olympics, The Honourable Cameron Dick and Minister for Transport and Main Roads, The…
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Queensland Fisheries flagship vessel

Major refit of Fisheries flagship vessel complete

Queensland Fisheries vessel ‘KI Ross’ has a 1/2 life refit in Brisbane.   Following an extensive refit in Brisbane which supported many local businesses, Fisheries Queensland is back in the water and has returned to patrolling our waterways. Minister for…
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The newest bar on the east coast is still growing

How fantastic is this image shared by Marine Rescue Bribie Island (photo courtesy of Nearmap). The new bar at Bribie Island continues to reshape the Pumicestone Passage with the opening now almost 500 metres in width.  Recently formally recognised as…
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VMR's newest rescue vessel launched today.

Sandgate 1 – the newest addition to the VMR fleet

Exciting news from VMR Brisbane with the launching of their latest vessel, Sandgate 1.  Hitting the water today at the Rivergate Marina and Shipyard in Brisbane, this 10.8m rigid inflatable vessel is powered by twin Yamaha outboards and is equipped…
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