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2030 Goals

2,000 ha

Rivers and gullies restored

1,000 ha

Wetlands restored


Improvement in water quality

Our diverse Great Barrier Reef is home to six of the world’s seven marine turtle species and one of the world’s most important dugong populations, as well as 600 types of coral, more than 1,600 species of fish, and more than 3,000 species of molluscs (shells). The Reef also provides employment for some 70,000 people. However, the future of the Reef and the life it supports is at risk.

After climate change, poor water quality is the greatest local threat to the future of our Great Barrier Reef. Every year, millions of tonnes of fine sediment flow from eroding land onto the reef, choking fish and coral, creating algal blooms, feeding Crown-of-Thorns Starfish and reducing its ability to recover from the impacts of climate change. Exacerbating the problem is the loss of over 50% of our coastal wetlands which act like giant kidneys helping to filter the water before it enters the reef.

To help stop sediment at its source and improve water quality, we are working with local landholders and communities across the Great Barrier Reef Catchment to rebuild eroding land and restore vital coastal wetlands.

Ministers Award for the Environment Winner of 2018

We are proud to be the winner of the Minister Award for the Environment 2018 for our Reef Aid program.

This prestigious award is part of the Banksia Sustainability Awards, which recognise outstanding sustainability initiatives across Australia. Read more about our success here.