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

NamePosition
Ryan DonnellyChair
Jon BurnettMember
Josh CoatesMember
Bruce CocoranMember
Glen DochertyMember
Gregory FennellMember
Dr Ashley FieldMember
Adam FletcherMember
Jenni GilbertMember
David KennedyMember
Johanna KlootMember
Stella MartinMember
Steven MoonMember
Jim NewmanMember
Cr Brett OldsMember
Lyndal SingletonMember
Alison Smith Member
Maree TaylorMember
Debra TownsendMember
Tim TreheamMember
Helen UnderwoodMember
David WelchMember

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

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