Capricorn Coast Creates a Community Action Plan

FBA, in partnership with Capricornia Catchments, is currently undergoing a bold collaborative process to design and create a Community Action Plan (CAP) for the Capricorn Coast.

The Community Action Plan (CAP) is one of five currently being developed along the Reef catchment area through funding and support provided by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Using a ground up approach, the plan is founded on the knowledge and wants of the people who know the Capricorn Coast best.

To ensure as many  voices and opinions as possible were heard, FBA and Capricornia Catchments ran three community workshops, one for Traditional Custodians, one for young people and one for community members.  Breaking up into interest groups, community members used their experience and knowledge to create projects plans that will strengthen Reef resilience by protecting endangered species, endorsing sustainable agriculture and encouraging sustainable tourism.

The below video taken at the Community Workshop illustrates the passion of the  participants and their perspectives of the project.

The community crafted project plans are now being used to create the foundation of the Capricorn Coast’s CAP. FBA and Capricornia Catchments are working together to refine project plans. When finished the CAP will outline the Capricorn Coast’s shared vision to protect the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

The public-facing plan will be available online in March 2021. To keep up to date with the progression of the Capricorn Coast Community Action Plan, subscribe to our email newsletter or follow us on Facebook.

FBA and Capricornia Catchments are proud to be a part of a community who cares for their local environment. We would like to thank the amazing volunteers who donated hours out of their weekend to attend the workshops and provided valuable input.

The Capricorn Coast Community Action Plan is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.