Reef Guardian Council

Rockhampton Regional Council is a proud member of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardian Council program, which involves 19 councils along the Queensland coast working to support a healthy and resilient Reef through local government and community actions.

The Rockhampton Region includes extensive wetlands, creeks and river systems covering some 407km2 or 6% of our total area. The Fitzroy River is the region’s major waterway and the largest river catchment flowing to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.

The Reef Guardian Council stewardship program recognises the good environmental work councils and communities are doing to help the Great Barrier Reef. Each year, Council reviews its activities to identify potential improvement opportunities. Council’s progress is monitored via the Environmental Sustainability Strategy annual action plan and reported via the annual Sustainability Highlights Report.

View the current Rockhampton Regional Council Reef Guardian 2020-21 Action Plan.

Learn more about our local catchments connection to the Reef below!