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.
Whilst Tourism is a major industry in the Whitsundays, attracting over 700,000 visitors into the region each year, the region also incorporates fishing, aquaculture and agriculture activities. Sugar cane production is the main agricultural activity in the Proserpine area.
Local Marine Advisory Committee recent activities
- Arranging a shark stakeholder meeting and providing feedback to guide shark research development in the Whitsundays
- Supporting Cannonvale State School to revitalise their environmental area
- Bringing the Reef to the Airlief Beach Reef Festival through a Nature Celebration
- Supporting Whitsundays Catchment Landcare's Nelly Bay Eco Walk
- Producing a video to educate boat drivers about "going slow for those below" to reduce turtle injuries cause by boat strikes
Whitsunday Local Marine Advisory Committee chair Olivia Brodhurst is seeking representatives from stakeholder groups including commercial fishers.
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