While the Whitsunday Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) normally meets at Airlie Beach, it covers the coastal and inland area extending from Yeates Creek in the north to Midge Point in the south and includes the coastal towns of Proserpine, Airlie Beach and numerous island and beachside settlements.
The Whitsunday Region supports the towns of Proserpine, Airlie Beach and surrounding communities. Sugar cane production and agriculture are the main industries around Proserpine.
Whilst tourism is a mainstay of the Whitsundays, the region also incorporates agriculture, fishing and aquaculture activities.
Local Marine Advisory Committee recent activities
- Purchasing recycling bags that can be given to community members to encourage the use of recycled bags and reducing the use of "one-use" plastic bags.
- Producing a video to educate boat drivers about avoiding turtles when in shallow waters.
- Developing an App that will link with the Australian Marine Debris Initiative database and allow citizens to upload marine debris information to the AMDI.
Whitsunday LMAC chair Tony Fontes encouraging community groups to apply for free compost bins and worm farms.
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