Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan

The Australian and Queensland governments’ Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan provides an overarching strategy for managing the Great Barrier Reef — it coordinates actions and guides adaptive management to 2050.

The plan has been developed in close consultation with partners, including Traditional Owners and the resources, ports, fishing, agriculture, local government, research and conservation sectors.

Public input occurred through a six-week consultation period, with more than 6000 submissions received.

The plan responds to the challenges facing the Reef and presents actions to protect its values, health and resilience while allowing ecologically sustainable use. It addresses the findings of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Outlook Report 2014 and builds on the comprehensive strategic environmental assessment

The Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program is a key part of the Reef 2050 Plan — the monitoring program will track the progress of the Reef 2050 Plan’s outcomes and targets.

On 28 September 2016 the first Reef 2050 Plan annual report was released showing good progress has been made towards protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan

Download a full report, highlights, a fact sheet and frequently asked questions.

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Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program

A coordinated and integrated monitoring, modelling and reporting framework for the Great Barrier Reef and its adjacent catchment, linked to the outcomes in the Reef 2050 Plan.

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