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.

Local Marine Advisory Committee members

NamePosition
Ryan DonnellyChair
Paul Aubin 
David Cazzulino 
Stewart Christie 
Terrence Cummins 
Adam Fletcher 
Jennifer Gilbert 
Helen Jenkins 
Luke Johnston  
Johanna Karam 
Murray Korff 
Stella Martin  
Patrick McLoughlin 
Tanya Murphy 
Paul Myers 
James Newman 
Paul Jon Rossi 
Rowan Shee 
Gavin Singleton 
Marie Taylor 
Dean Thexton  
Simon Towle 
Helen Underwood 
Rosalind Walden 

Past communique's

A communique is prepared after each scheduled official meeting of the twelve Local Marine Advisory Committees (LMACs) to inform relevant stakeholders, including the public, of the business of the LMAC. The document forms part of the records of the meeting and its content is limited to matters raised in the meeting. For inquiries please email the relevant Local Marine Advisory Committee.

More information

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