Department of the Environment and Energy

Working together with community, industry, science and Traditional Owners is critical to the success of the Reef 2050 Plan to protect and improve the Reef.

An Independent Expert Panel and a Reef 2050 Advisory Committee have been established to advise the Australian and Queensland governments on implementation and review of the Reef 2050 Plan.

Independent Expert Panel

The Independent Expert Panel provides scientific and expert advice related to the Great Barrier Reef, including support for the implementation and review of the Reef 2050 Plan, Reef Water Quality Protection Plan and other matters, as requested. The Panel also advises the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Energy on funding priorities for the $260 million Reef Trust.

The inaugural Chair is Professor Ian Chubb, former Australian Chief Scientist.

Reef 2050 Advisory Committee

The Reef 2050 Advisory Committee meets regularly to provide strategic advice on the implementation of Reef 2050 actions, stakeholder priorities, and highlight any emerging cross sectoral issues that need to be addressed.

The inaugural Chairman is the Honourable Penelope Wensley AC, former Governor of Queensland and former Australian Ambassador for the Environment.

Department of the Environment and Energy - Reef 2050 Advisory Communique