Gladstone LMAC

Gladstone Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers the coastal and inland area extending from Curtis Island in the north and Rocky Point in the south. This includes the city of Gladstone and the coastal towns of Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Agnes Water and Town of 1770.

Regional focus

Originally named Port Curtis by Matthew Flinders in 1802, Gladstone is sheltered by Curtis and Facing Islands and was given its name in 1853 to honour British statesman, Sir William Gladstone. The region grew rapidly with the establishment of a meat works and gold rushes in the west. In the 1960s Gladstone underwent major industrial expansion, which continues today.

The region’s principal city, Gladstone, is Queensland's premier port city and boasts several of Australia's most significant industries in a region of thriving trade, commerce and investment. Two of the world’s largest alumina refineries are located here.

Tourism and primary production (particularly beef, cattle and timber) provide an essential economic contribution to the community.

Marine activities, including fishing and crabbing, plus several national parks and historical sites provide the community with an abundance of recreational activities.

LMAC Recent activities

  • Production of LMAC promotional video - developing and producing a video that promotes the LMAC and the projects that they have been associated with.
  • Tangaroa Blue App - developing an app that will link with the Australian Marine Debris Initiative database and allow citizens to upload marine debris information to the AMDI.

LMAC Membership

Karl FrenchChair
Linda FahleSecretary
Daniel AeschlimannMember
Ronald DohertyMember
Megan EllisMember
Graham HumphreysMember
Matthew JohnsonMember
Jodi JonesMember
Vance KrahenbringMember
David KopelkeMember
Holly LambertMember
Desley O'GradyMember
Greg RealfMember
Blue ThompsonMember
Teresa WilkieMember
Michael WillmotMember

More information

For further information on the Gladstone LMAC please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Southern Regional Office
PO Box 301
Tel:(07) 4921 4055

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