Land

Paddock to Reef

Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program (Paddock to Reef) is a collaboration involving governments, industry bodies, NRM groups, landholders, and research groups. Paddock to Reef is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments to measure progress towards the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan 2013 (Reef Plan) targets through annual report cards.

The Reef  Water Quality Protection Plan target is for 90 per cent of land managers to be using Best Practice Management (BPMs) for soil, pesticide and nutrients by 2018. In the Mackay Whitsunday Region, progress is measured for the sugarcane and grazing industry with data on management practice adoption.

The adoption of management practices is assessed against the Water Quality Risk Framework with cutting edge monitoring and modelling tools to enable reporting in the short to medium term.

The 2014 report card  highlighted definite progress toward the Reef Plan targets.

Other related sites
Reef Plan
Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan

More reports

Working across regions

Paddock to Reef works across the Great Barrier Reef catchment area. The program involves NRM groups, agricultural industry groups, government departments, and research and development organisations from the Burnett-Mary region through to North Queensland Wet Tropics and Cape York.

Groups

Resources

Download technical monitoring reports, case studies and more:

Key Contact – Chris Dench

Chris Dench of Reef Catchments Mackay

Position: Project Officer – Healthy Waterways
Phone: (07) 4964 6102
Mobile: 0407 538 724
E-Mail: Chris Dench