Tackling water pollution is entirely within Queensland’s control. The solution is to start making changes on our land before it ends up in our waterways.
In 2019, the Queensland government passed a historic bill designed to improve water quality flowing into our Reef from agricultural properties.
We all support our farmers and graziers to make changes on their land. The new regulations target those practices that pose the greatest risk for water quality, such as farmers who are overusing fertiliser and polluting our Reef.
We urge the Queensland Government to achieve a high level of compliance with these regulations, that are crucial for the future of our Reef and the thousands of jobs it supports in Queensland.
In addition, our Governments also need to urgently establish an adequately funded coastal wetland restoration and protection program to improve water quality; Rehabilitation of just 5% of a land parcel to wetlands can reduce nitrogen pollution by 20-50%! Follow the link below to find out more about the super powers of wetlands: