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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's annual reports highlight the agency’s work and achievements over the reporting period.

This was a momentous year for the Great Barrier Reef and the Reef Authority — navigating the impacts of climate change and other threats to the Reef, marking the significant milestone of our 40th year of World Heritage management and welcoming the Australian Government’s increased funding which will significantly strengthen our capacity to protect this globally renowned World Heritage Area.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Annual Report 2021-22

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Annual Report 2021-22 highlights the agency’s work and achievements for the year, reported against the purposes and performance criteria in the Authority's Corporate Plan 2022-23 and Portfolio Budget Statements 2021–22.

The Reef Authority is responsible for managing one of the world’s premier natural resources, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Reef Authority’s work is driven by the vision of a healthy Great Barrier Reef for future generations.

  • The report meets the requirements for annual reports outlined by the Department of Finance in its Resource Management Guide No. 135: Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities.
  • Part 1: Introduction - Outlines the purpose and structure of the report and presents the Chief Executive Officer’s review of the Reef Authority’s activities and performance for the 2021–22 reporting period. 
  • Part 2: Overview - Provides corporate background to the Reef Authority, including its role and functions, and a summary of financial performance and staff overview.
  • Part 3: Performance - Details the actions taken by the Reef Authority in 2021–22 to meet its stated purpose of the long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community through the care and development of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Part 3 includes reporting against key performance indicators outlined in the Reef Authority’s performance documents.
  • Part 4: Management and accountability - Covers the delivery of the management framework that supports the effective functioning of the Reef Authority, including corporate governance, statutory and advisory committees, management and training, workplace health and safety, asset management, corporate services and management of consultants.
  • Part 5: Finances - Delivers an analysis of financial performance and a detailed financial statement.
  • Part 6: Appendices - Comprises the Reef Authority’s resource statement; staffing overview; information on advertising and marketing, freedom of information and ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance; a Queensland Government financials.
  • Part 7: Acronyms and index - Includes a list of acronyms, a glossary, a list of requirements and an alphabetical index.


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Reef Authority annual report 2021-22


Created Wed, 2022-10-26 12:17
Updated 28 Jul 2023
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