Canals

Canals are artificial waterways connected or intended to be connected to tidal water with boating access available. 

View Canal area maps within the region

Maintenance of canals 

Canal revetment walls(PDF, 2MB) are the responsibility of the property owner, including maintenance and ultimate replacement.

The Portfolio Asset Management Plan(PDF, 4MB) outlines Council's approach to the management of canal related assets. 

Special rates are charged for services, facilities and activities that have a special association with canal frontage. Refer to Council's Budget and Operational Plan for details. 

Newport Waterways, Newport

An operational works application (e.g. retaining wall, revetment and sea walls, pontoons) must be submitted to undertake work within a tidal canal. State Government may need to be consulted in some instances. Contact Council for more information. 

Bribie Gardens Estate, Bribie Island - controlled by lock gate

Any maintenance on retaining wall or revetment walls must be assessed by a builder certifier.

Customers must submit a new pontoon lease application(PDF, 90KB) and enter into a lease agreement with State Government.  Contact Council for more information.

Pacific Harbour, Bribie Island

An operational works application (e.g. retaining wall, revetment and sea walls, pontoons) must be submitted to undertake work within a tidal canal. State Government may need to be consulted in some instances. Contact Council for more information.