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.

Recent activities

  • 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

LMAC Membership

 
Name
Position
Tony Fontes
Chair
Dan Van Blarcom
Secretary
Jacquie Sheils Treasurer
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