Bowen - Burdekin LMAC

The Bowen-Burdekin Local Marine Advisory Committee covers the coastal and inland area extending from Haughton River in the north to Yeates Creek in the south and includes Giru, Ayr and Bowen communities.

The Bowen-Burdekin Local Marine Advisory Committee is a new Advisory Committee. Meetings and activities will occur during the 2012-2015 term.

Regional focus

The Bowen-Burdekin region is diverse and its prosperous economy is based on agriculture, fishing, tourism, and mining.

The Burdekin region is labelled the sugar capital of Australia. Local farms are drought-proof because of the Burdekin River, the reserves of the Burdekin Falls Dam and an underground aquifer which lies just 10 metres below the surface.

Just north of Bowen is the Abbot Point coal loading port. Coal is mined inland of Bowen in the Bowen Basin and is brought by rail to a deepwater pier to be loaded on bulk carriers.

The Bowen-Burdekin region is a mecca for fishing and is well-known for its barramundi, mudcrabs, other estuary species and off-coast reef fishing. The region has one of the highest rates of boat ownership per head of population.

Recent activities

  • Lighthouse walk event - LMAC will have a stall at this event to raise awareness of sustainable practices when reef walking.
  • Burdekin field trip - members visiting fish farm, alagal turf farm and Reef Guardian farms in the region.

Reef Guardian Gumlu State School has received a helping hand from the Bowen-Burdekin Local Marine Advisory Committee for projects to help their local environment.

Reef Guardian Gumlu State School  has received a helping hand from the Bowen-Burdekin LMAC for projects to help their local environment.

LMAC membership

Joe LintonChair
Mardi MathiesonSecretary
Ian AndersonMember
Chloe DensleyMember
Ivan GarrodMember
Arthur DarwenMember
Steven DarwenMember
Gordon LittleMember
John MoloneyMember
Thomas MullinsMember
Anne SmithMember
Matt QuadrellMember

More information

For further information on the Bowen-Burdekin LMAC please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
LMAC Coordinator
PO Box 1379
Tel:(07) 4750 0700
Fax:(07) 4772 6093

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