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 about endangered little terns
  • Promoting sustainable fishing and boating practices to visitors
  • Seagrass monitoring
  • Reef community education initiatives

LMAC Membership

 
Name
Position
Bill Shannon
Chair
Peter Faulkner
Secretary/Treasurer
Dennis Daly
Member
Bart Dryden
Member
Mick de Vries
Member
Henry Epong
Member
Dan Francis
Member
Roger Green
Member
Steve Howe
Member
Tony Lee
Member
Andrew Maley
Member
Tanya Martin
Member
Dave Nissen
Member
Wayne Thomas
Member
David Tofler
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