Read about our impact

In 2007, the Australian Government announced a $200 million Reef Rescue Program to improve water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef.  Four years later, Reef Rescue has become a flagship of the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country program, and is arguably one of its most successful initiatives, with a high level of stakeholder engagement and support.

The program has achieved unprecedented uptake of new farm management practices to reduce sediment, nutrient and pesticide run-off into waterways, and indirectly has spurred unexpected social and economic benefits, technological innovations and vibrant and innovative partnerships.

Read more about the program’s achievements in the 2011 Impact Statement.