The Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan is a joint commitment of the Australian and Queensland governments. It incorporates and supports the actions of industry, community groups, Traditional Owners and government that impact on Reef health and links with a number of other legislative and planning initiatives.
The Australian and Queensland governments are investing over $640 million from 2017–2018 to 2021–2022 to improve water quality entering the Reef. This includes over$262 million in Queensland Government funding through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program and over $377 million from the Australian Government including funding through the Reef Trust.
A number of committees have been established to help ensure a coordinated and cohesive approach to implementation, and appropriate commitment of resources to actions.
Reducing the impacts of land use on Reef water quality is not solely the responsibility of governments. A wide range of organisations and landholders have an interest and role in improving water quality flowing to the Reef.
Partnerships across all sectors at all levels are the key to making progress towards the water quality targets. This includes working with Traditional Owners for whom the Great Barrier Reef forms an integral part of their culture and identity.
- Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
- Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation—Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
- Queensland Government—Department of Environment and Science
- Queensland Government—Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
- Queensland Government—Department of Resources
- Local Government Association of Queensland
Regional Natural Resource Management bodies
- Cape York Natural Resource Management (Cape York region)
- Burnett Mary Regional Group (Burnett Mary region)
- Fitzroy Basin Association (Fitzroy region)
- NQ Dry Tropics (Burdekin region)
- Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday region)
- Terrain Natural Resource Management (Wet Tropics region)
- Queensland Farmers’ Federation
- Australian Banana Growers’ Council
- Fertilizer Australia
- Australian Cane Farmers Association
- Australian Institute of Marine Science
- The University of Queensland
- James Cook University
- Griffith University
- Central Queensland University
- Reef and Rainforest Research Centre
- Sugar Research Australia
Conservation and community groups
- Queensland Conservation Council
- Australian Marine Conservation Society
- Greening Australia
- Conservation Volunteers Australia
- Landcare Australia
- Environmental Defenders Office Queensland
- Jaragun Ecoservices
- Last updated
- 20 November 2020