Burdekin Shire Council is a proud participant in the Reef Guardian Council program.
Burdekin Shire Council has two major river systems, Burdekin and Haughton Rivers plus a number of waterways and lagoons that discharge out to the Great Barrier Reef.
All residents have a role to play to minimise negative impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.
Council has also developed an Environmental Policy that incorporates ecologically sustainable development principles into our management systems and decision-making processes to guide us in making sound environmental decisions and undertaking good environmental practices.
The Reef Guardian Council stewardship program recognises the good environmental work councils and communities are doing to help the Great Barrier Reef. Each year the council reviews its activities and produces an Action Plan and Highlights Report to promote the positive outcomes and its commitment to a better future for the Great Barrier Reef.
For more information on Reef Guardian Programs please visit the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) website.
Please find the the most recent Reef Guardian Council Action plan and Reef Guardian Council Highlight Report in the related documents section below.