The Reef 2050 Plan was released by the Australian and Queensland governments in March 2015 and is the overarching framework for protecting and managing the Reef until 2050. The Plan is a world-first document that outlines concrete management measures for the next 35 years to ensure the Outstanding Universal Value of the Reef is preserved now and for generations to come.

The Plan sets clear actions, targets, objectives and outcomes to drive and guide the short, medium and long-term management of the Reef. The Plan firmly responds to the pressures facing the Reef and will address cumulative impacts and increase the Reef’s resilience to longer term threats such as climate change.

At the core of the Plan is an outcomes framework that will drive progress towards an overarching vision: To ensure the Great Barrier Reef continues to improve on its Outstanding Universal Value every decade between now and 2050 to be a natural wonder for each successive generation to come.

Monitoring Organisation Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Name David Wachenfeld

Phone 07 4750 0896


Position in organisation Director Reef Recovery, Biodiversity, Conservation & Sustainable Use

Activity Type climate change projects (e.g. adaptation planning and risk assessments)

Activity Indicators water quality in freshwater river basins

Activity location Central inshore zone, Don catchment, Northern inshore zone, O'Connell catchment, Offshore zone, Pioneer catchment, Plane catchment, Proserpine catchment, Southern inshore zone, Whitsunday inshore zone

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 01/03/2015


Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

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