For over 10 years WRL have been using a network of fixed cameras to monitor the beaches of the Gold Coast. The initial monitoring station was established at Surfers Paradise in 1999 to assist with beach management under the Northern Gold Coast Beach Protection Strategy (NGCBPS). This included monitoring of the influence of Narrowneck artificial reef on the beach.
In 2008 a second monitoring station was established at the southern end of Palm Beach to provide quantitative and independent monitoring of coastal processes at Palm Beach, and the changes that occurred in response to the Palm Beach Beach Protection Strategy (PBBPS).
Our monitoring network now includes a 6 camera station at Surfers Paradise, a 5 camera station at Broadbeach and a 5 camera station at Palm Beach. The monitoring program is funded by the City of Gold Coast.