Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan

The Australian and Queensland governments have released a new 35-year plan to secure the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef for generations to come. The Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan provides an overarching framework for protecting and managing the World Heritage Area to 2050. It responds to the challenges facing the Reef and presents actions to protect its Outstanding Universal Value while allowing ecologically sustainable development and use. The Plan was developed with input from partners including the resources, ports, tourism, fishing, agriculture, Indigenous, local government, research and conservation sectors. A range of implementation activities are now underway including developing an investment framework and the Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program. The Plan is available on the Australian Government Department of the Environment website.