Whitsunday LMAC

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.

Regional focus

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.

Free compost bins and worm farms for local community groups

The Whitsunday Local Marine Advisory Committee is giving away seven composting bins and seven worm farms to encourage local community groups to get hands on with sustainable living. Local community organisations in the Whitsunday area are welcome to write to the LMAC to request either item outlining how it will help their group.

Email:  central.region@gbrmpa.gov.au or
Mail:  Whitsunday LMAC compost and worm farm promotion, PO Box 94, Mackay, 4740

An LMAC member will deliver the product to the selected organisations.

Recent activities

  • Purchase of new sun hats for the Whitsunday Catchment Landcare volunteers
  • Free compost bins and worm farms for local community groups
  • Protecting marine animals such as dugong and turtles
  • Water quality, coastal planning and catchment issues
  • Initiating public forums to explain issues such as climate change, marine debris, storm tides and coral bleaching
  • Increasing community awareness of relevant marine and coastal issues

Whitsunday LMAC chair Tony Fontes encouraging community groups to apply for free compost bins and worm farms. 

Whitsunday LMAC chair Tony Fontes encouraging community groups to apply for free compost bins and worm farms.

LMAC Membership

Name
Position
Tony Fontes
Chair
Robyn Bell
Secretary
Jacquie Sheils
Treasurer
Dan Van Blarcom
Member
Bob Akins Member
Robyn Bell
Member
Caitlin Davies
Member
Libby Edge
Member
Darren Foster
Member
Tony Hinschen
Member
Trevor Rees
Member
Murray Sandman
Member
Emily Smart
Member
Ian Thompson
Member

More information

For further information on the Whitsunday LMAC please contact:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Central Regional Office
PO Box 94
MACKAY  QLD  4740
Tel: (07) 4951 3454
Fax: (07) 4951 3487
Email: central.region@gbrmpa.gov.au