Cape York has vast, connected and highly valuable aquatic and marine systems that need protection from multiple climate change impacts. This pathway will include improving knowledge of water systems through engagement with community, monitoring and improving models, supporting Indigenous groups access to country, coordinating across catchments and promoting agricultural planning for the sustainable management of water resources.
The pathway aligns with the east and west Cape York water quality improvement plans.
How was it identified
Cape York is characterised by water - from the marine and coastal systems, fresh water systems and wet season deluges. The activities in this theme were identified during engagement with community for the Regional Investment Strategy, Your Climate engagement and development of the Water Quality Improvement Plan. Aquatic and marine systems also feature heavily in the Stream 2 reports.