Coalition To Provide $2.88 Million To Protect Great Barrier Reef From Gully Erosion

A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide an additional $2.88 million in Reef Trust funding to help landholders, community groups and Indigenous communities combat gully erosion and reduce the amount of sediment entering the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef Trust Gully Erosion Control Programme aims to reduce and manage the impact of soil erosion and improve…

Coalition To Deliver $300,000 For Forrest For Artificial Reef Trial

A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $300,000 to trial artificial reef construction in Geographe Bay under the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Programme. The investment is part of the Coalition’s policy to support our local communities and environments by investing in the parks, nature reserves, coastal and river area. The artificial reef construction project…

Coalition to deliver $1 billion boost to protect Great Barrier Reef

A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will protect the Great Barrier Reef by tackling its two biggest challenges – climate change and water quality. The Turnbull Government will deliver a $1 billion Reef Fund as part of a comprehensive Plan to Protect the Great Barrier Reef. Australia’s World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most treasured…

Coalition To Deliver $1 Billion Boost To Protect Great Barrier Reef

A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver a $1 billion boost to protect the Great Barrier Reef by tackling the challenges which are having the greatest impact on reef health. A new $1 billion Reef Fund announced today is part of the Coalition’s comprehensive Plan to Protect the Great Barrier Reef, which builds on $461 million…

$6 million to tackle crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef

The hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment The hon Warren Entsch MP Federal Member for Leichhardt A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $6 million for an additional control vessel to tackle crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, said the crown-of-thorns starfish can have a devastating impact…

Coalition’s Climate Change policy delivers major benefits for the Great Barrier Reef

The Turnbull Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund is helping Australia play its part in tackling climate change while also delivering significant environmental co-benefits for the Great Barrier Reef. In what is a strong endorsement by Labor of the Coalition’s climate change policy, the Queensland Labor Government has formed a partnership with GreenCollar to take advantage of…

Budget boost for the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica

The Turnbull Government is committed to preserving our natural environment for future generations. We recognise both its intrinsic value, and the contribution it makes to our transitioning economy, which is reliant on employment-intensive industries like tourism. The Turnbull Government is doing more than ever before to protect the Great Barrier Reef and the 2016 Budget…

Government provides $4.8m to tackle gully erosion in Great Barrier Reef catchments

The Australian Government is providing $4.86m for five organisations to work with landholders to address the vast issue of gully erosion in the Great Barrier Reef catchments. These gullies are located in some of the highest risk areas of sediment erosion for the Great Barrier Reef. Under the Reef Trust Gully Erosion Control Programme, five…

Coastal clean-up brings positive results for the Great Barrier Reef

More than 500 volunteers from across Queensland took part in the Great Barrier Reef Clean-up during October, collecting almost 4,000 kilograms of debris. Over two weekends and 12 sites from Cape York to Bundaberg, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority worked in partnership with the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Eco Barge…