The “Paddock to Reef” program is a collaboration between Natural Resource Management groups, government, industry, research organisations and landholders. The program is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments and adopts an innovative approach to collecting and integrating data on agricultural management practices, catchment loads and the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Information provided through the program facilitates the measurement and reporting of progress towards targets outlined in the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan. (https://www.reefplan.qld.gov.au/)
An updated Reef 2050 Plan (https://www.environment.gov.au/marine/gbr/long-term-sustainability-plan) was released by the Australian and Queensland governments in July 2018 and is the overarching framework for protecting and managing the Reef until 2050.
More information on the Paddock to Reef program is available at the Queensland Government’s Reef Plan website. (https://www.reefplan.qld.gov.au/tracking-progress/paddock-to-reef)
Annual Reef Report Cards (https://www.reefplan.qld.gov.au/tracking-progress/reef-report-card) are also available, including the Burnett Mary summary.
Manager, Land and Water
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