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.

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

NamePosition
Olivia BrodhurstChair
Bronwyn Calder 
Nathan Cook 
Tony Fontes 
Darren Foster 
Tony Hinschen  
Charlie Morgan  
Trevor Rees 
Jacquie Sheils 
Sharon Smallwood 
Asher Telford 
Steve Ward 
Sandra Williams 
Sue West 
Alysha Lee 

More information

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