The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan) (PDF, 2.39 MB) is a collaborative program of coordinated projects and partnerships designed to improve the quality of water in the Great Barrier Reef though improved land management in reef catchments.
The plan is a joint Australian and Queensland Government initiative that specifically focuses on non-point-source pollution. This is where irrigation or rainfall carries pollutants such as sediments, nutrients and pesticides into waterways and the reef lagoon.
Reef Plan sets ambitious but achievable targets for water quality and land management improvement, and identifies actions to improve the quality of water entering the reef. Initially established in 2003, the plan was updated in 2009. It details specific actions and deliverables to be completed by 2013 when Reef Plan will be reviewed. Find out more about the history of Reef Plan.
Reef Plan has identified and prioritised 11 actions critical to ensuring the success of Reef Plan. These actions are categorised as:
Find out more about Reef Plan actions.
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