Size: 686 ha
Zone: Marine National Park (Green) Zone
Management Area: Townsville / Whitsunday Management Area
Managed by: the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
This Reef was named in recognition of the late Hon Dr Virginia Chadwick AO, the first female chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). During her eight years at the helm, Virginia developed and led many significant environmental initiatives and was renowned for her outstanding leadership and environmental work.
The name was agreed to under Memorandum of Understanding between Australian Hydrographic Office, Department of Environment and Resource Management and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The reef was named on 23 April 2010 and the new name was formally announced on 21 May 2010.
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