RRRC Programs Achieve Real Results

RRRC has successfully managed logistically complex programs and projects valued collectively at more than $250 million since 2006. These programs and projects have helped deliver the tools for sustainable use and management of natural resources across a range of key areas, including:

    • Marine resource management in complex tenure and cultural environment
    • Water quality
    • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation
    • Protection of natural and cultural resources
    • Coastal community sustainability and stability
    • Capacity building in civil society, small business and commerce
    • Food security
    • Disaster management
    • Ranger training
    • Aquaculture
    • Pesticide impacts and management
    • Turtle, dugong and fish research, evaluation and monitoring
    • Ghost net eradication
    • Eco-tourism
    • Marine tourism management
    • Coastal rehabilitation
    • Environmental impact assessments.

From the smallest research project to the largest management programs RRRC works to connect, sustain, implement and deliver world-class solutions on-time and on-budget.

National Environmental Research Program Tropical Ecosystems

The RRRC currently administers the multi-million dollar National Environmental Research Program Tropical Ecosystems Hub (NERP TE Hub), which is examining emerging biodiversity and environmental issues across the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics and the Torres Strait.

RRRC is helping the NERP TE Hub ensure that access to the latest information in scientific research gets to those who need to know faster through efficient knowledge brokering expertise. Read more.

Reef Rescue Research & Development Water Quality Program

The RRRC manages the $9 million Reef Rescue Research and Development Water Quality Program (Reef Rescue R&D) – which aims to improve land management practices to ensure healthy waterways flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.

RRRC is supporting the Reef Rescue R&D Program to engage and communicate with the farming and grazing industry. Read more.

Torres Strait Regional Authority Land & Sea Management

The RRRC undertakes a communications specialist role for the Torres Strait Regional Authority Land & Sea Management Unit (TSRA LSMU) – which aims to support communities to sustainably manage their land and sea resources.

RRRC is assisting the TSRA LSMU to undertake a full range of communication strategies ensuring there is comprehensive engagement with Torres Strait Island (TSI) communities, scientists and government organisations for sustainable land and sea management. Read more.

Crown of Thorns Starfish Eradication

The RRRC is playing an engaging role for the crown-of-thorns starfish (CoTS) eradication program by linking with water quality management programs and applying contemporary invasive pest management strategies.

RRRC’s extensive networks linking science, government and industry will provide the project with the first strategic approach to CoTS management in the Great Barrier Reef. Read more.


The RRRC administers the e-Atlas program, which is a data repository and knowledge management and delivery system for the Great Barrier Reef and its Catchments.

RRRC is perfectly positioned to ensure that the research outcomes are extended to all possible research users throughout our extensive networks. Read more.