With support from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the Cairns-Port Douglas Reef Restoration Hub will bring these groups together to share experience, knowledge, resources and cutting-edge technologies.
The Hub is a partnership between the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP), supported by funding from the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Partnership. It will be supported with in-kind investment through the National Environmental Science Program’s Tropical Water Quality Hub’s local-scale restoration toolkit.
$1.7m is being invested in total to establish the Hub as well as to deliver an integrated suite of local-scale restoration projects through to 2024.
They are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for a diverse range of local-scale Reef restoration projects that bring together science, management, business, community and Traditional Owner partners in the Cairns-Port Douglas region to deliver impactful science-based local-restoration approaches that accelerate the natural recovery of coral reefs at specific sites and support reef stewardship.
Additionally, they are looking for an Engagement Coordinator to support a new Cairns-Port Douglas Reef Restoration Hub. The role is the central connection point across a range of partners with interests in Reef restoration activities, helping to operationalise collaborative approaches to design and deliver impactful activities.