Corporate Plan

© The State of Queensland (Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service), photographer: Tina Alderson

Click on the image above to view the Corporate Plan. © QPWS, Photographer: Tina Alderson

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Corporate Plan 2020-21 sets our strategic direction for the agency for the next four years. Together with the Portfolio Budget Statement and Annual Report it forms the planning and performance framework for the Authority. We also produce a Corporate Plan 2020-2021: at a glance.

The Plan outlines the Authority’s vision, purpose and role, and highlights how key delivery strategies contribute to our key activities; referred to as Program areas. The Plan covers a number of important topics, including our operating environment, organisational capability and partnerships.

The Authority recognises that partnerships are essential to maintain our adaptive management approach and to maximise our ability to take strong action to improve the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef in the face of climate change and other threats.

We have also raised the profile of our strategic risks in this Plan, by identifying how we intend to mitigate those risks and highlighting how our delivery strategies contribute to those endeavours.

The Plan also provides clear, measurable performance criteria and targets to assess the Authority’s progress in achieving its purpose.

The plan is developed in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 requirements.

Our vision

A healthy Great Barrier Reef for future generations.

Our purpose

Provide for the long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community through the care and development of the Marine Park.

Program areas

We will achieve our purpose through the delivery of four program areas:

  1. Enhancing Reef resilience by providing expert knowledge to advise key decision makers on managing, reducing or avoiding significant threats to the Reef.
  2. Enhancing Reef resilience through innovation, management and regulation of the Marine Park and our in-field presence.
  3. Enhancing Reef resilience through partnerships, collaboration and education.
  4. Supporting a high-performing organisation.