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.

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

Olivia BrodhurstChair
Bronwyn Calder 
Nathan Cook 
Tony Fontes 
Darren Foster 
Tony Hinschen  
Charlie Morgan  
Carl Ptolemy 
Trevor Rees 
Jacquie Sheils 
Sharon Smallwood 
Asher Telford 
Steve Ward 
Sandra Williams 

More information

For further information please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Central Regional Office
PO Box 94
Tel:(07) 4951 3454
Email: central.region@gbrmpa.gov.au