Townsville LMAC

The Townsville Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers coastal and inland area extending from Balgal Beach in the north to Haughton River in the south and includes the city of Townsville (with its northern beach suburbs and Magnetic Island) and Palm Island.

Regional Focus

Townsville is the primary administrative and industrial centre of North Queensland and has an international reputation for marine research and management. It boasts the Centre of Excellence for Marine Research at James Cook University, Museum of Tropical Queensland, Australian Institute of Marine Science and the head office of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

The manufacturing and public administration sectors provide the strong contributions to the economy. Major industries include beef processing, grazing, and mineral refining. Population and development continue to grow. The strong defence presence in the city supports the development and population growth within the region. Defence, education, and other government personnel, make up a large percentage of the Townsville workforce.

Recent activities

  • Deadly Science Gateway - To engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote areas of Palm Island and Cape York communities in career pathways through field science.

LMAC Membership

Vern VeitchChair
Dr Adam SmithSecretary
Dr Richard BraleyMember
Blanche D'AnastasiMember
Cr Anne-Maree GreaneyMember
Melinda LoudenMember
Chris ManningMember
Sharon MarksMember
Dr Andrew TobinMember
Alice WhiteMember 

More information

For further information on the Townsville LMAC please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
LMAC Coordinator
PO Box 1379
Tel:(07) 4750 0700

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