Capricorn Coast LMAC

The Capricorn Coast Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers the coastal and inland area extending from Arthur Point in the north to the northern point of Curtis Island in the south. It includes the coastal towns of Emu Park and Yeppoon as well as the Byfield National Park, Stanage Bay and the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area.

Regional focus

The Capricorn Coast, named for its position on the Tropic of Capricorn, is a 30 minute drive from Rockhampton in central Queensland. Not far off the coast is a group of islands popular for visitors, known as the Keppel Islands.

The city of Rockhampton sits astride Queensland’s largest river, the Fitzroy. Rockhampton is known as the beef capital of Australia, with on average, a regional cattle population of up to three and a half million head per season. Rockhampton exports cattle to world markets with both meatworks and saleyards operating in the region.

Mining is the main industry of inland central Queensland but agriculture is also strong with crops of grain, cotton, fodder, citrus and grapes grown in areas near Rockhampton. Crops grown along the coast include pineapples, pawpaws, bananas, custard apples, and other fruit and vegetables for the local and southern markets. The region also has large pine forests, producing timber for local mills.

Recent activities

  • Tangaroa Blue app - developing an app that will link with the Australian Marine Debris initiative database and allow citizens to upload marine debris information to the AMDI

LMAC Membership

Michael McCabeChair
Margaret InglisSecretary
Tony ArnoldMember
Phillip BessellMember
Colleen FaganMember
Lee FisherMember
Robert FreitagMember
Bret HeathMember
Jeff KrauseMember
Shelly McArdleMember
Barry MullaneMember
Lachlan RoedigerMember
Steve RyeMember
Rolf SchlaglothMember
Robert ScottMember
Warwick SheldonMember
Shane WestleyMember
Craig NewsomeMember
Alby WoolerMember
Flavia SantamariaMember
Jo StoyelMember

More information

For further information on the Capricorn Coast LMAC please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Southern Regional Office
PO Box 301
Tel:(07) 4921 4055

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