The Burnett Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers Burnett and Bundaberg regions, and the coastal and inland area extending from Rocky Point in the north to Burrum Point in the south.

Regional focus

The Burnett area is also known as the Coral Coast, and is a popular tourist destination due to its close proximity to Fraser Island and Hervey Bay. The largest centre is the city of Bundaberg, which is the most southerly access point to the Great Barrier Reef. The city lies on the Burnett River.

The area is an important sanctuary for humpback whales on their northern winter migration to breed. The coastline hosts a number of significant sea turtle breeding and nesting grounds.

The main industries in the region comprise facets of the sugar industry including distilling and cane harvester manufacturing, as well as small crops, forestry, agriculture, fishing and marine, light aircraft manufacturing, metal casting, machining and tourism.

Local Marine Advisory Committee recent activities

  • Mon Repos Junior Rangers - Purchase of shirts and backpacks for the Junior Rangers who undertake turtle monitoring at Mon Repos
  • Fish Tags - Purchase of fish tags to allow the Bundaberg Sports Fishing Club to continue the project
  • Promotional video - Developing and producing a video that promotes the LMAC and the projects that they have been associated with.

Local Marine Advisory Committee members

NamePosition
Sue SargentChair
Jim BuckSecretary
Gary Brandon  
Peter Brockhurst 
Dean Collins 
Brett Gamlin 
Don Gilson 
Bree Grima 
Kristan Hall 
Dale Holliss 
Natalie Lobartolo 
Brent McLellan 
Mark Mergard 
Mike Middleton 
Mike Moller 
Graham Smith 
Quinten Springham 
Judith Stutchbury 

More information

For further information please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Southern Regional Office
PO Box 301
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Tel: (07) 4848 7878
Email:southern.region@gbrmpa.gov.au