Review of Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

Like coral reefs worldwide, our Great Barrier Reef is facing a range of threats. Aside from climate change, one of the most significant threats is sediment and nutrient run-off from Reef catchments.

Sediment can smother coral and restrict the growth of light-dependent plants like seagrass. Increased nutrients can create algal blooms, which are harmful to the Reef ecosystem.

The Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan guides how industry, government and the community work together to improve the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef.

A review is currently underway to develop a new plan.

You can provide feedback via a five-minute survey on how you would like to engage in the review process and what type of activities and topics would be of interest to you and your community.

This will assist the Australian and Queensland governments to tailor the engagement process for the review.

The survey closes on 16 February 2024.

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