Townsville Dry Tropics Pilot Report Card 2017-18

Results Summary

  • Water quality in freshwater and estuarine areas received a moderate score
  • Water quality in Cleveland and Halifax Bays received a moderate to good score
  • Biodiversity (animals and plants) in freshwater areas received a moderate to good score
  • Estuarine and coastal areas had good to very good scores
  • Corals in Cleveland and Halifax Bays had poor to moderate scores and seagrass in Cleveland Bay received a good score.  Overall offshore corals received good scores
  • The Community of Townsville considers they received good value and well being from the broader Great Barrier Reef, though believed it was in very poor condition (this rating was likely influenced by two major coral bleaching events of the Reef)
  • Overall, the economic benefits of the Reef received a very good score by the community

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