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The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water was established on 1 July 2022 and lead Australia’s response to climate change and sustainable energy use, and protect our environment, heritage and water.

The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area is beautiful, vast and diverse. It is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and a living natural wonder of the world. The Great Barrier Reef was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981.

Australia is strongly committed to the responsible stewardship of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and continues to act and invest to protect its Outstanding Universal Value and strengthen its resilience.

Total investment to benefit the Reef over the decade ending in 2023-24 will exceed $2.7 billion.

This 2022 State Party Report is a report outlining Australia’s response to the World Heritage Committee.

The Report provides a comprehensive update on measures, actions and condition of the Reef since Outlook 2019 was released.

It confirms that Outstanding Universal Value of the Reef is intact, and Australia’s program of corrective measures outlined in the Reef 2050 Plan is working to protect the health and resilience of the Reef.

State of conservation for Australia's Great Barrier Reef Report

Updated 24 Aug 2022
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