The LGAQ represented the interests of reef councils in the Federal Government’s preparation of the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan.
The plan, Australia’s response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendation for a long-term plan for sustainable development to protect the Outstanding Universal Value of the Reef, was released in March 2015.
It recognises the significant contribution of local governments to reef conservation as it identifies councils and the LGAQ as ‘contributing partners’ in 39 of its 139 actions. These actions reflect existing activities of reef catchment councils.
The LGAQ will continue to argue that local governments deserve financial support through access to the Reef Fund for actions contributing to the plan’s implementation.