Traditional Owner Aspirations Project

The Reef 2050 Traditional Owner Aspirations Project is led by and will work directly with Traditional Owners to better understand and reflect aspirations for the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050 Plan) contains Traditional Owner commitments and the Investment Framework identifies Traditional Owner actions as one of six priority areas for future investment.

This project will coordinate and consult with Traditional Owners to make clear the priority actions and funding needed for Traditional Owner involvement in implementing the existing commitments under the Reef 2050 Plan. This project will build on previous work that Great Barrier Reef Traditional Owners have undertaken with their partners and will help to create a shared understanding of Traditional Owner rights, responsibilities and aspirations, as presented throughout the Reef 2050 Plan.

Actions

There is an opportunity to take another look at the existing actions in the Reef 2050 Plan to see if it meets Traditional Owner needs – now and into the future. This means that we will be seeking to meet with Traditional Owners to see what you think about the existing actions in the Reef 2050 Plan and to understand if these actions are still important to you and your community. We also want to understand if there are any gaps, problems or worries that you may have about the Reef 2050 Plan that might need to be fixed up. The project will give Traditional Owners the opportunity to discuss larger policy issues concerning the future protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Reef 2050 Traditional Owner Aspirations Project is funded under the Reef 2050 Plan – a joint Australian and Queensland Government initiative to protect the health of the Great Barrier Reef.