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Queensland Reef Water Quality Program

Improving the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef is one of the key priorities (PDF, 194KB) for the Queensland Government.

In May 2015, the Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce was formed to provide advice on how to improve reef water quality and priorities for investing $90 million over five years.

The Taskforce undertook a situation analysis (PDF, 2.43MB) and consulted (PDF, 4.44MB) with a wide range of people and organisations. It also commissioned a number of external studies and produced an Interim Report (PDF, 19MB) and then a Final Report (PDF, 3.82MB) with 10 recommendations.

The Queensland Government formally responded (PDF, 147KB) and agreed in principle with the recommendations. The Queensland Reef Water Quality Program is the Queensland Government’s program of actions to implement the Taskforce recommendations and includes:

  • Investment towards projects such as:


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Last updated
27 February 2017

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