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Evaluating performance

Desired outcome

The efficiency and effectiveness of Reef Plan is measured through monitoring, evaluation and reporting. The continuation of a coordinated approach through the Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program will be critical to delivering this outcome.

Action

Deliverables

Timeframe

Lead organisation/s

Contributors

7. Develop and implement an updated Reef Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of Reef Plan.

Update the Reef Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy.

December
2013

DPC

DSEWPaC, DNRM, DEHP,
QDAFF, DAFF, GBRMPA,
DSITIA, regional NRM
organisations, research
organisations, industry groups

Prepare Reef Plan report cards to report on the progress towards Reef Plan goals and targets.

Annually (by September the year after data is collected)

DPC

DNRM, DAFF, DEHP, QDAFF,
GBRMPA, DSITIA, DSEWPaC,
regional NRM organisations,
research organisations,
industry groups

Report on effectiveness of Reef Plan implementation.

Annually by
September
each year

DPC

IOC

Undertake independent audit and evaluation of Reef Plan.

June 2016

DPC, DSEWPaC

Partnership Committee

Report on integration of the Paddock to Reef program with other relevant monitoring and reporting programs in the Great Barrier Reef region as part of an Integrated Monitoring Framework.

Annually

GBRMPA, DPC

DSEWPaC, DNRM, DEHP,
DSITIA, regional NRM
organisations

8. Implement an updated Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting (Paddock to Reef) Program.

Update the Paddock to Reef program design.

July 2013

IOC

Independent Science Panel,
Partnership Committee,
Coordination and Advisory Group

Review Paddock to Reef program design.

Annually

IOC

Independent Science Panel,
Coordination and Advisory Group

Implement the updated Paddock to Reef program including monitoring and annual reporting.

December
2013

DPC

DSEWPaC, DAFF, DNRM,
DEHP, QDAFF, GBRMPA,
DSITIA, regional NRM
organisations, research
organisations, industry groups

Industry uptake of management practices and systems, under an agreed framework, that can input directly into Paddock to Reef modelling and reporting against targets.

December
2013

QDAFF, Industry

DSEWPaC, DAFF, DNRM,
regional NRM organisations,
industry groups, DEHP

Annual fertiliser and pesticide use data collection arrangements are agreed.

June 2014

Regional NRM
delivery agents

QDAFF, DNRM, Agri-business,
product suppliers, Canegrowers,
DSEWPaC, DEHP

Fertiliser and pesticide use data collected and reported.

Annually, from
July 2015

Regional NRM
delivery agents

QDAFF, DNRM, Agri-business,
product suppliers, Canegrowers,
DSEWPaC, DEHP

Paddock scale water quality monitoring and modelling to measure effectiveness of management practices, including a focus on critical practices that reduce pollutant losses significantly.

Annually

DSEWPaC,
DNRM

Regional NRM organisations,
DSITIA, research organisations

Catchment water quality loads monitored.

Annually

DSITIA

DNRM, regional NRM organisations, NPRSR

Catchment water quality loads modelled.

Annually

DNRM

DSITIA, research organisations

Groundcover and wetlands and riparian vegetation monitored.

Annually for
groundcover,
four yearly for
riparian and
wetlands

DSITIA

DNRM, DEHP

Marine water quality and ecosystem health monitored.

Annually

GBRMPA

DSEWPaC, AIMS, research
organisations, QDAFF,
GBR Foundation

9. Improve data and information management to support Reef Plan data sharing, assessment and reporting.

Test automation of the Reef Plan report card.

June 2014

DPC

GBR Foundation, research
organisations, DSEWPaC

Store and maintain paddock and catchment data within the Spatial and Scientific Information Management for Reef (SSIMR) environment.

June 2014

DNRM

DSITIA, DSEWPaC, DEHP, DAFF,
QDAFF, GBRMPA, DPC, regional
NRM organisations, research
organisations, industry groups

Last updated:
27 August, 2014
Last reviewed:
25 September, 2013

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