Statement: World Heritage Committee final decision

Published 01/07/2015

We are delighted with the World Heritage Committee’s final decision that sees the Great Barrier Reef retain its world heritage listing.

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New Intergovernmental Agreement gives Reef 2050 Plan strong legal status

Published 30/06/2015

The Australian and Queensland Governments have made a significant update to the Great Barrier Reef Intergovernmental Agreement, established in 1979, to further strengthen our plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Hitting the water these school holidays? Remember your zoning map

Published 24/06/2015

Fishers heading out to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park for the school holidays are reminded to pick up a free zoning map and keep an eye on their location before dropping a line.

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$8 million for Great Barrier Reef monitoring and reporting programme

As part of our commitment to protect and improve the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian Government will invest $8 million to roll out the monitoring and reporting programme of the Reef 2050 Plan.

Over $485 million in Reef investments this year

Investment by the Australian and Queensland Governments, industry and the community in the Great Barrier Reef exceeded more than $485 million in 2014/15 alone, according to the new Investment Baseline released today.

Reef in Brief e-newsletter

Check out the latest news from across the Great Barrier Reef.

Ban on capital dredge material disposal

The Australian Government has established a new regulation that ends the disposal of dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from capital dredging projects such as port developments.

Protecting our maritime cultural heritage

Two nationally significant RAAF Second World War aircraft wrecks are now protected in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Tourism Weekly Monitoring Surveys

Tourism Weekly Monitoring is one of the largest tourism-based coral reef monitoring collaborations on the planet, watch Emma's story about keeping an Eye on the Reef.