The Australian Government has committed an additional $100 million in new funding for the Reef Trust to support the implementation of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan. The funding will be used to tackle key challenges facing the Reef in particular projects to improve water quality. This lifts the Reef Trust to $140 million in value. The Commonwealth Government also announced the appointment of the Commonwealth Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb to chair an independent scientific panel to advise on funding priorities for the Reef Trust. Read the media release here.