A new Deloitte Access Economics report commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was released on Monday.
In a world first, the report reveals the annual economic contribution and, for the first time, the total asset value of the Great Barrier Reef as a total of AU$56 billion. This is the equivalent of 12 Sydney Opera Houses and supports more than 64,000 full-time jobs.
It is hoped that by placing an economic and social value on this resource, the report will help shape thinking and policy around the reef’s future.
Read the full report here: www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/economics/articles/great-barrier-reef.html