Cairns LMAC

The Cairns Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers Buchan Point in the north (Cairns Regional Council) to Flying Fish Point in the south (Cassowary Coast Regional Council) and includes the Cairns northern beach suburbs, Gordonvale and Babinda.

Regional focus

Cairns is one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations. More than two million visitors a year are attracted by the tropical city's easy access to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and rainforest.

The natural environment and relaxed lifestyle also attracts a steady stream of new residents, providing Cairns with one of the fastest urban growth rates in Australia. Most of the region's population of 130,000 is concentrated in the city, northern beaches and a southern growth corridor extending to Gordonvale.  The rest of the coastal plain is cultivated mainly for sugar cane.

Recent activities

  • Coastal development effects on water quality
  • Community engagement on urban pollution
  • Sewage pump-out facilities for tourism vessels
  • Impacts on dugong and turtle populations
  • Fishing pressure on inshore waters
  • Produced a "Boating and fishing in the Cairns region" guide

Great Northern Clean-Up

The Cairns LMAC is a proud supporter of the Great Northern Clean-Up. The event is held in September/October each year which is timed to take place before the wet season to help prevent rubbish being swept into our creeks and rivers and ultimately into the Great Barrier Reef. Members of the public, local community groups and business take part with the Cairns LMAC in the event.

LMAC Membership

 
Name
Position
Ryan Donnelly
Chair
Jon Burnett
Member
Josh Coates
Member
Bruce Cocoran
Member
Glen Docherty
Member
Gregory Fennell
Member
Dr Ashley Field
Member
Adam Fletcher
Member
David Kennedy
Member
Johanna Kloot
Member
Jenni Gilbert
Member
Stella Martin
Member
Steven Moon
Member
Jim Newman
Member
Lyndal Singleton
Member
Alison Smith
Member
Angela Strain Member
Debra Townsend
Member
Tim Trehearn
Member
Helen Underwood
Member
David Welch
Member

More information

For further information on the Cairns LMAC please contact:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Far Northern Regional Office
PO Box 6091
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Tel: (07) 4057 0700
Fax: (07) 4051 9866
Email: far.northern.region@gbrmpa.gov.au