The catchment adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon is a region of economic significance and exceptional environmental value. It extends about 2 300 kilometres along the coast of Queensland, from the Tropic of Capricorn to the tip of Cape York.
Careful planning of future land-use and landscape management options is important for:
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<table style="border:1px solid;padding:2px; width:310px;" ><tr><td><a href="http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/10565/"><img src="http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/images/embed/300_0_DA11395.jpg" width="300" alt="Flood in development area, northern Queensland" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0; border: 0px;"></a><br/><a href="http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/10565/">Flood in development area, northern Queensland</a><br />by CSIRO</td></tr></table>
Flood in development area, northern Queensland