Deloitte Access Economics has been commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to estimate the total economic value of the Reef.
The study is being undertaken with the support of the National Australia Bank and the community of people and organisations that work on and for the Reef.
This report will seek to deliver a comprehensive and forward facing analysis on the economic value of the Reef by:
- Quantifying the direct economic contribution of the Reef by building on the Economic Contribution of the Great Barrier Reef 2013 report by Deloitte Access Economics; and
- Capturing the social and cultural value of the Reef as a natural asset and Australian icon. In reporting on this value, it should inform future policy settings and assist industry, government, the science community and the wider public to fully understand the contribution of the Great Barrier Reef to the economy and society.