Gladstone LMAC

Gladstone Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) is based in Gladstone 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.

Regional focus

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.

Recent activities

  • Attendance at public meetings and community events
  • Involvement in marine debris clean ups
  • Purchase of Coral Reef Fin Species books, stick on fish rules, calico bags and Tangler Bins for distribution at community events and boat ramps

LMAC Membership

 
Name
Position
Blue Thomson
Chair
Ron Doherty
Secretary
Col Chapman
Treasurer
Daniel Aeschlimann
Member
Althea Blackman
Member
Tom Coughlin
Member
Ron Doherty
Member
Megan Ellis
Member
Karl French
Member
Graham Humphreys
Member
Colin Johnson
Member
David Kopelke
Member
Greg Realf
Member
Judith Wiles
Member
Scott Wilson
Member

More information

For further information on the Gladstone LMAC please contact:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Southern Regional Office
PO Box 301
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Tel: (07) 4921 4055
Fax: (07) 4921 4034
Email: southern.region@gbrmpa.gov.au