Gladstone Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers the coastal and inland area extending from Curtis Island in the north and Rocky Point in the south. This includes the city of Gladstone and the coastal towns of Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Agnes Water and Town of 1770.
Originally named Port Curtis by Matthew Flinders in 1802, Gladstone is sheltered by Curtis and Facing Islands and was given its name in 1853 to honour British statesman, Sir William Gladstone. The region grew rapidly with the establishment of a meat works and gold rushes in the west. In the 1960s Gladstone underwent major industrial expansion, which continues today.
The region’s principal city, Gladstone, is Queensland's premier port city and boasts several of Australia's most significant industries in a region of thriving trade, commerce and investment. Two of the world’s largest alumina refineries are located here.
Tourism and primary production (particularly beef, cattle and timber) provide an essential economic contribution to the community.
Marine activities, including fishing and crabbing, plus several national parks and historical sites provide the community with an abundance of recreational activities.
Local Marine Advisory Committee recent activities
- Production of a local marine advisory committee promotional video - developing and producing a video that promotes the local marine advisory committee and the projects that they have been associated with.
- 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.
- Strong links with citizen science projects and local events.
- A Reef short film category was incorporated into the Capricorn Film Festival based on the positive response from schools involved in a short film competition the Local Marine Advisory Committee ran.
Local Marine Advisory Committee members
For further information please contact Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Southern Regional Office
PO Box 301
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Tel:(07) 4848 7878