The Stewardship Report – Above and Beyond created by the Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership (HR2RP) is a celebration of sustainability initiatives enacted in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region. These actions undertaken by the partnership organisations, individuals, local business and community organisations with the aim to improve our environment and importantly, our communities waterway health.
Healthy Rivers to Reef’s Annual Report covers all major regional activities that the Partnership is involved in. Our first report covered the Partnership’s first three years since inception (2014-2017), and the second report is set to cover until June 2020 and will be released October 2020.
Watch this space for the Partnership’s next annual report, set to be released by December 2020.
The Partnership’s Program Plan outlines our operational and strategic objectives, regional investment priorities, technical program and communications/engagement strategy.
Historical Water Quality Decline in the Whitsundays
An AIMS/CSIRO Report
Our Partners forums are one way in which our partners come together to determine the future direction of the Partnership. These meetings include everything from priority projects to report card results, to brainstorming new innovative ideas.
Partners came together in March 2018 to discuss the future direction of the Partnership. Topics such as the role of the Partnership in response to report card results and priority projects to improve the report card were discussed in detail. Our full report contains all the key information from the event, whilst our 2 page summary is a useful quick reference.
These reports cover important news and climatic events in the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac Region.
The Mackay-Whitsunday Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership launched the first collective post-cyclone regional update for the state of the Whitsundays.
From river restoration and coral flipping, to tourism, and a 1902 ship equipped with state of the art monitoring equipment – the document focuses on the environmental and social impact of the cyclone, and the action that has since taken place.
Sandy Creek Grower-Led WQ Case Study
Concerned sugarcane growers in the Sandy Creek area initiated a water quality monitoring program in 2015/16 in response to high pesticide concentrations detected in routine catchment monitoring programs. Find out more about the project here.