Gold Coast Broadwater

Southern Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland (Australia)

Ryan JK Dunn, Nathan J Waltham, Nathan P Benfer, Brian A King, Charles J Lemckert, Sasha Zigic

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Abstract

The Gold Coast Broadwater, a large shallow estuarine water body, is a central feature of the Gold Coast City in Southeast Queensland (Australia) and forms the southern part of Moreton Bay. The Broadwater has undergone dramatic changes over the past few decades, including the construction of an extensive number and network of artificial waterways that account for up to 90 % of Australia’s canal estates. Positioned in one of the fastest growing regions in the developed world, urbanisation surrounding the Broadwater will continue. The region has important biodiversity values that have led to areas of the Broadwater being listed as an international Ramsar site and inclusion to international migratory bird agreements. The Broadwater provides a vital function in the provision of feeding, spawning and nursery sites for recreationally and commercially important finfish species. Key to the protection of the Broadwater is a reduction of pollutant loads from urban and agricultural stormwater run-off, golf courses and industrial infrastructure/areas and replacement of natural habitats with urban development. Collectively, initiatives undertaken by regulatory authorities have been successful to date and demonstrate that future conservation requires the integration of multidisciplinary science and proactive management driven by the high ecological, economical and community values placed on the Broadwater and adjoining waterways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEstuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond
EditorsEric Wolanski
Place of PublicationDordrecht, the Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Pages93-109
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789400770195
ISBN (Print)9789400770188
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEstuaries of the World
PublisherSpringer

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Dunn, R. JK., Waltham, N. J., Benfer, N. P., King, B. A., Lemckert, C. J., & Zigic, S. (2014). Gold Coast Broadwater: Southern Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland (Australia). In E. Wolanski (Ed.), Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond (pp. 93-109). (Estuaries of the World). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7019-5_6
Dunn, Ryan JK ; Waltham, Nathan J ; Benfer, Nathan P ; King, Brian A ; Lemckert, Charles J ; Zigic, Sasha. / Gold Coast Broadwater : Southern Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland (Australia). Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond. editor / Eric Wolanski. Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, 2014. pp. 93-109 (Estuaries of the World).
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Dunn, RJK, Waltham, NJ, Benfer, NP, King, BA, Lemckert, CJ & Zigic, S 2014, Gold Coast Broadwater: Southern Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland (Australia). in E Wolanski (ed.), Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond. Estuaries of the World, Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, pp. 93-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7019-5_6

Gold Coast Broadwater : Southern Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland (Australia). / Dunn, Ryan JK; Waltham, Nathan J; Benfer, Nathan P; King, Brian A; Lemckert, Charles J; Zigic, Sasha.

Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond. ed. / Eric Wolanski. Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, 2014. p. 93-109 (Estuaries of the World).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

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Dunn RJK, Waltham NJ, Benfer NP, King BA, Lemckert CJ, Zigic S. Gold Coast Broadwater: Southern Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland (Australia). In Wolanski E, editor, Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer. 2014. p. 93-109. (Estuaries of the World). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7019-5_6