Hinchinbrook LMAC

The Hinchinbrook Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers coastal and inland area extending from Dallachy Creek in the north to Balgal Beach in the south, and includes the towns and surrounding suburbs of Cardwell and Ingham and Lucinda.

Regional focus

At the centre of the Hinchinbrook region is the World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island. Hinchinbrook Island National Park is one of the world’s most outstanding island parks. Its mangrove forests are some of the richest and most varied in Australia and it is an important breeding ground for many marine animals. Hinchinbrook Island attracts many visitors to the area to walk and camp on the island or fish in the surrounding waters.

The region is the southern part of the Wet Tropics. The Herbert River is the biggest river catchment in the region. The fertile lower reaches of the Herbert are lush cattle and agricultural areas. Agricultural land is dominated by sugarcane, however some tropical fruit crops are also grown in the region.

Recent activities

  • Hinchinbrook Marine Wonders Booklet - reprint and revise.

LMAC Membership

Michael NashChair
Neil KiddMember
David PerkinsMember
Whitney RassipMember
Alan RobinoMember
Vince VitaliMember
Prof. Marcus SheavesMember
Marcus TackMember
Jennie NashMember
Todd EveleighMember

More information

For further information on the Hinchinbrook LMAC please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
LMAC Coordinator
PO Box 1379
Tel:(07) 4750 0700