The objective of this audit is to assess whether the design and early delivery of the Australian Government’s $444 million partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been effective.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine the following criteria:

  • Has the grant funding been appropriately invested by the foundation since the commencement of the partnership?
  • How successful has the foundation been in using the grant to attract co-investment?
  • Is an appropriate approach being taken to the delivery of the partnership, including through the use of subcontractors?
  • Is the amount being spent on administration and fundraising costs under control?