Responsibility for implementing the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan 2013 (Reef Plan) is shared by all levels of government, industry, regional natural resource management bodies, land managers, Indigenous people and community groups.
To help achieve Reef Plan's goals and objectives, three priority work areas and specific actions and deliverables were identified:
- Prioritising investment and knowledge
Prioritise, coordinate and integrate programs to maximise reef water outcomes.
- Responding to the challenge
Landholders adopt management systems that maximise reef water quality improvements while maintaining and enhancing resilience, business performance and environmental outcomes. Government policies and programs that support Reef Plan goals and targets are maintained.
- Evaluating performance
The efficiency and effectiveness of Reef Plan is measured through monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
A range of strategies will be updated.
In addition, research priorities are identified each year.