- A Reef Water Quality Partnership was established between regional natural resource management organisations and the Australian and Queensland Governments to enable coordinated, scientifically robust and collaborative target setting, monitoring and reporting arrangements.
- An audit of Reef Plan was conducted by Lloyd Consulting which showed that progress on actions was positive.
- The First Report Card was released, setting the 2009 baseline against which progress would be measured.
- Release of Report Card 2012 and 2013 , showing that positive trends in land management practice change are translating into reductions of key pollutants.
- The Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan was launched by the Australian and Queensland governments, articulating an overarching framework to protecting the Outstanding Universal Value of the Great Barrier Reef including additional actions on water quality.
- Report Card 2014 was launched, showing that landholders were continuing to help protect the Great Barrier Reef by reducing pollutant loads entering the Reef.
- Water quality end-of-catchment loads targets were set for the catchments flowing to the Great Barrier Reef for the first time.
- The Scientific Consensus Statement was updated and expanded to include all land-based sources of water quality impacts to the Reef.
- A program logic framework was developed to inform the development of the outcomes focused Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan 2017–2022.
- Report Card 2016 is released which shows better targeting of investment is resulting in less pollution flowing to the Reef.
- Report Card 2017 and 2018 was released. While many landholders had improved their land management practices, the results reflect the scale of change still required to meet the water quality targets.
- Report Card 2019 was released. The report card showed encouraging progress, particularly at a regional and catchment level, with improved practices leading to pollutant reductions.
- Updated Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan was released. The updated plan has a greater focus on taking action on climate change and involving Traditional Owners in protecting the Reef.