The CQSS2030 plan draws on the best available scientific knowledge, as well as global, Australian and Queensland targets, and marries them with what our regional communities want for their future.

It has been designed to help guide individuals, families, businesses, groups and organisations as well as government. That’s because to achieve a sustainable future, we need everyone working at all levels towards the same goals.

We also need to work together as a region to fill critical knowledge gaps, finetune our targets and find a way to monitor and report on our progress towards them. By measuring our progress against regionally relevant targets, we will also be able to demonstrate our contribution to protecting State, National and International priorities. The next critical step requires a coordinated approach across all sectors to combine our knowledge and resources so we can create what scientific circles and our communities are calling for.

 

CQSS2030 is a living plan

Because science is always evolving, and we don’t know everything, this plan is a living document. It represents the best we know now, and our targets and strategies will be updated as we learn more and find ways to do better. You might even notice that some targets have a question mark next to them; this indicates an area our region needs to learn more about.

 

Read the plan section by section by selecting from the options below, or download the entire plan in PDF format.

On-ground action

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Marine Monitoring Program for In-shore Water Quality

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Marine Monitoring Program for In-shore Water Quality

Cotton Australia: Grants to boost cotton farm water efficiency and sustainability

Cotton Australia: Grants to boost cotton farm water efficiency and sustainability

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Fitzroy Water Quality Program

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Fitzroy Water Quality Program

Brigalow Catchment Study: Monitoring Fitzroy Grazing Management Practices

Brigalow Catchment Study: Monitoring Fitzroy Grazing Management Practices

Alluvium: Australia’s largest bank stabilisation project on the Fitzroy River

Alluvium: Australia’s largest bank stabilisation project on the Fitzroy River