Designing and delivering Reef projects for maximum impact
Projects aiming to create positive change to Reef environments need to be effectively designed and delivered to achieve success.

The Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan includes an action (4.2) to provide guidance to program designers and managers by capturing existing on-ground management knowledge and expertise.

Alluvium was engaged through the ‘Management Synthesis for Reef Programs’ project to assess recent programs and projects aiming to improve Reef water quality.

Framework for Reef Project Design and Delivery relevant to all Reef contexts
Alluvium developed a framework, which includes 3 major principles that they found in all successful projects: creating strong foundations; maintaining an inclusive enabling environment; and facilitating transformative change to create a legacy.

The 10 management principles within the framework are relevant to all Reef policy program, project and policy contexts.


The framework is built on evidence sourced from:
• Stakeholder interviews
• Focus groups
• Reviews of project documentation
• Literature review.

Understanding management factors that improve a Reef project’s overall success
Identifying management factors that improve a Reef project’s likelihood of success means that project managers can now:
• Adopt and adapt lessons to their own context
• Minimise avoidable disruptions and delays
• Address wicked problems more strategically
• Achieve optimal project outcomes.

Further information:  The final report ( Management synthesis for Reef programs) and fact sheet (sharing lessons from successful Reef project design and delivery) contains more information and the Stakeholder briefing Webinar (Management synthesis of reef programs) can be found in the following tube video.