The Mackay Local Marine Advisory Committee covers one of the longer expanses of coast of all the Local Marine Advisory Committee's in the Great Barrier Reef, extending from Midge Point in the north, to Broadsound in the south. It includes the three coastal shires of Mackay, Sarina and Broadsound.
Located midway between Brisbane and Cairns, Mackay is on the coast where the Pioneer River meets the Coral Sea. The economy is based on sugar cane, mining and beef cattle.
Today, the Mackay region is increasingly popular as a holiday destination for travellers seeking an unspoiled, friendly contrast to the more developed tourist areas elsewhere. Coal mining has also flourished in the region.
Local Marine Advisory Committee activities
- Purchase of a portable speaker microphone which can be used by community groups when delivering educational activities outdoors.
- Providing fishing gear (rods, reels, tackle) for the Mackay Recreational Fishers Alliance to use as part of their Angler Education program.
Local Marine Advisory Committee members
For further information please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Central Regional Office
PO Box 94
MACKAY QLD 4740
Tel:(07) 4951 3454
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