Mary Water Quality Program

Together this consortium will deliver the Mary River Recovery project, which aims to reduce the amount of fine sediment from the Mary River that enters the Reef by 26,000 tonnes per year. A total of $9.4 million has be committed to the program.

The Mary Water Quality Program is being implemented by a consortium led by the Burnett Mary Regional Group which includes the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee, and Alluvium Consulting Australia. The program also involves a number of other organisations, including local Landcare groups, councils, SEQwater and the Butchulla Land & Sea Rangers.

The program will involve large scale restoration of eroding riverine areas, revegetation work, community engagement activities and Traditional Owner involvement. These activities will deliver directly against the targets identified in the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan. Other benefits from the program will include building on existing on-ground projects, improving grazing practices, comprehensive monitoring and evaluation, and communications and promotion.