The Australian Government is investing a further $6.4 million in 3 new water quality projects to safeguard the health of the iconic Great Barrier Reef.
Sediment can smother coral and restrict the growth of light-dependent plants like seagrass. Increased nutrients can create algal blooms, which are harmful to the Reef ecosystem.
These projects are part of the Streambank Remediation Program, a joint initiative with the Queensland Government, which is helping to reduce sediment runoff from eroded streambanks and gullies flowing into the Reef.
This funding is part of the Australian Government’s $1.2 billion investment to protect and restore the Great Barrier Reef.