This audit would examine the effectiveness of the design and early delivery of the Australian Government’s $444 million partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to deliver water quality improvements, crown-of-thorns starfish control, science for reef restoration, increased community engagement and improved monitoring.

The grant agreement signed with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation in June 2018 includes key design milestones to be met in the period between 31 August and 24 December 2018, including the preparation of various plans and strategies. The foundation relies on delivery partners (including subcontractors), and the grant agreement addresses the processes by which subcontracting may be undertaken.