The Cassowary Coast Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers Flying Fish Point north of Innisfail to Dallachy Creek south of Tully Heads and includes the towns of Innisfail, Mission Beach and Tully.

Regional focus

The Cassowary Coast is named after the endangered flightless bird which can still be seen in the rainforest around the Mission Beach area. The high rainfall and humidity means this is one of the wettest and greenest places in Australia.

The Cassowary Coast is home to about 80 per cent of Australia’s banana industry. Other crops include sugarcane and tropical fruits such as pawpaw and pineapple. Visitors are attracted to the region's offshore islands, quiet beachside villages and rainforest-covered mountains.

Local Marine Advisory Committee members

NamePosition
Cr Jeff BainesChair
Carmen WalkerSecretary
Kerryn Bell 
Christopher Bolton 
Katie Hatten 
John Kremastos 
Greg Love 
Maurice Franklin 
Peter Rowles 
Frank Sciacca 
Damon Sydes 

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