Reef Rescue Research and Development


The $200 million Caring for Our Country Reef Rescue program seeks to reduce the amount of nutrients, chemicals and sediments entering the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) by assisting farmers and graziers in Reef catchments to adopt land management practices that improve the quality of the water leaving their properties.

A key component of Reef Rescue is the AU $9 million Reef Rescue Water Quality Research and Development program (Reef Rescue R&D) to improve our understanding of the link between land management practices and environmental impacts.

Reef Rescue R&D was launched in 2010 and its eighteen projects, which cover key Reef Rescue investment priorities, were completed in late 2013.

In 2014-2015, a number of additonal projects were funded through the reef programme, under  the Australian Government's National Landcare programme. Final Reports from these programs are also available on the Reef Rescue Research and Development site.