The Douglas Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers Bloomfield River in the north to Buchan Point in the south and includes the towns of Daintree Village, Mossman and Port Douglas.
Gold fever first brought European settlers to the Douglas region in 1876, when a port was established to service inland goldfields. Port Douglas was eventually eclipsed by the port of Cairns about 70km south, but the Douglas region continued to grow. The coastal lowlands were cleared for sugar cane, and the regional centre of Mossman was established. It still retains its rural charm and a working sugar mill.
Tourism is now the largest industry in the region, mainly due to proximity of the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Once again, Port Douglas has a busy marina with many tourist boats departing for the Great Barrier Reef. It is also the closest departure point for a visit to Low Isles.
A communique is prepared after each scheduled official meeting of the twelve Local Marine Advisory Committees (LMACs) to inform relevant stakeholders, including the public, of the business of the LMAC. The document forms part of the records of the meeting and its content is limited to matters raised in the meeting. For inquiries please email the relevant Local Marine Advisory Committee.
Local Marine Advisory Committee members
For further information please contact: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Far Northern Regional Office
PO Box 6091
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Tel: (07) 4057 0700
If you're heading out on the water, download and use the free zoning app so you know where you can go and what you can do.
We're delighted to celebrate the 40 years of the managing the Great Barrier Reef.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing animals, plants, and habitats.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this great Australian icon.
If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.
Current Conditions: Environmental and climatic forecasts for the Great Barrier Reef