To ensure the validity of both the assessment methodology and the data used in the annual report cards produced by the Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership, review by the Reef Independent Science Panel (ISP) has been included at key points during their development. Specifically, the ISP has reviewed the assessment methodologies for all data included in the report cards produced to date and the accompanying technical reports.

After the release of the Mackay-Whitsunday 2014 pilot report card and the 2015 report card, many improvements have been made to methodologies and scoring of the report card’s environmental indicators. This has meant amendments to previously reported scores in the 2014 pilot report card and the 2015 report card. These amendments allow for direct comparison of results between reporting years. The adopted improvements, and how they impacted on the results of the Mackay-Whitsunday 2014 pilot report card and 2015 report card, can be found in the 2016 technical reports.

These improvements reflect the Partnership’s commitment to continued improvement and use of the most up-to-date science. Please contact the Partnership for a copy of the original 2014 pilot report card, the 2015 report card and technical reports relating to environmental indicators.

For detailed information on the 2016 report card, follow the links below.

2016 Report Card Methods: Environmental Indicators- PDF 2.6MB

2016 Results for the Mackay-Whitsunday Report Card- PDF 2.6MB 

For detailed information on stewardship, cultural heritage, social, and economic reporting in the 2014 pilot and 2015 report cards, please follow the links below.

2015 Methods: Stewardship and Cultural Heritage- PDF 500KB

2014 Social and Economic Scoring Methods and Results Pilot Report Card- PDF 1MB

2014 Stewardship Scoring Methods and Results Pilot Report Card- PDF 2.8MB