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

  • 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.

LMAC Membership

NamePosition
Tony FontesChair
Paul Ellis Member
Ross CourtenayMember
Eileen DavisMember
Leanne EdgeMember
Trevor ReesMember
Dr Robyn BellMember
Anthony HinschenMember
Kevin KaneMember
Cherry MuddleMember
Murray SandmanMember
Jacqueline SheilsMember
Steve WardMember
Sue WestMember
Sandra WilliamsMember
Darren FosterMember
Olivia BrodhurstMember
Charlie MorganMember

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

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