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. 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.
- 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.
|Dr Robyn Bell||Member|
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
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