Paddock to Reef

The Paddock to Reef integrated monitoring, modelling and reporting programme is a collaboration involving governments, industry bodies, regional natural resource management groups, landholders, and research organisations. This video outlines how Paddock to Reef works.

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 percent of land managers to be using Best Practice Management (BPMs) for soil, pesticide, and nutrients by 2018. Progress in the Mackay Whitsunday region 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.

Read our Mackay Whitsunday regional summary (pdf) of the Paddock to Reef Program.

2017-2018 report card

2016 report card

2015 report card

Related sites
Reef Plan
Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan

More reports

Bon Sucro presentation in Mackay Whitsunday.

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.



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Key Contact – Ingrid England

Position: Project Officer – Paddock to Reef
Phone: (07) 4945 0496
Mobile: 0419 197 144
E-Mail: Ingrid England