Townsville LMAC

The Townsville Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers coastal and inland area extending from Balgal Beach in the north to Haughton River in the south and includes the city of Townsville (with its northern beach suburbs and Magnetic Island) and Palm Island.

Regional Focus

Townsville is the primary administrative and industrial centre of North Queensland and has an international reputation for marine research and management. It boasts the Centre of Excellence for Marine Research at James Cook University, Museum of Tropical Queensland, Australian Institute of Marine Science and the head office of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

The manufacturing and public administration sectors provide the strong contributions to the economy. Major industries include beef processing, grazing, and mineral refining. Population and development continue to grow. The strong defence presence in the city supports the development and population growth within the region. Defence, education, and other government personnel, make up a large percentage of the Townsville workforce.

Recent activities

  • Purchase of Gross Pollutant Traps to go over the end of Townsville storm water drains to stop debris going into local water ways.
  • Purchase of barotraumas kits for distribution at Fishing Expo
  • Purchase and upgrade of the Alliance for a Cleaner Townsville mobile cleanup trailer to be used for local clean-up events
  • Produced a guide to boating and fishing the waters of the Townsville region from Balgal Beach to Cape Upstart

LMAC Membership

 
Name
Position
Julie Traweek
Chair
Richard Braley
Member
Blanche D'Anastasi
Member
Selene Conn Member
Duane Fraser
Member
Chris Manning
Member
Dr Adam Smith
Member
Wendy Tubman
Member
Cr Vern Veitch
Member
Matt Curnock
Member
Melinda Louden
Member

More information

For further information on the Townsville LMAC please contact:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
LMAC Coordinator
PO Box 1379
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Tel:(07) 4750 0700
Fax: (07) 4772 6093
Email: lmac@gbrmpa.gov.au
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