Cassowary Coast LMAC

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.

Recent activities

  • Educational flier "Protecting the little terns of the Cassowary Coast"
  • Promoting sustainable fishing and boating practices to visitors
  • Seagrass monitoring
  • Reef community education initiatives
  • Support for the Mission Beach wetlands restoration project

Cassowary Coast LMAC Chair Bill Shannon with local partners and Mission Beach State School students at the unveiling of an interpretive sign as part of the Mission Beach wetlands restoration project.

Cassowary Coast LMAC Chair Bill Shannon with local partners and Mission Beach State School students at the unveiling of an interpretive sign as part of the Mission Beach wetlands restoration project.

LMAC Membership

NamePosition
Bill ShannonChair
Kerryn BellMember
Bart DrydenMember
Henry EpongMember
Peter FaulknerMember
Maurice FranklinMember
Steve HoweMember
Tony LeeMember
Glen MurrayMember
Ralph NissenMember
Michael OttoneMember
Whitney RassipMember
Peter ReedMember
Ian StewartMember
Frank Sciacca Member

More information

For further information on the Cassowary Coast 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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