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

  • 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. 

Whitsunday LMAC chair Tony Fontes encouraging community groups to apply for free compost bins and worm farms.

LMAC Membership

Name
Position
Tony Fontes Chair
Paul Ellis Member
Ross Courtenay
Member
Eileen Davis
Member
Leanne Edge Member
Trevor Rees
Member
Dr Robyn Bell Member
Anthony Hinschen
Member
Kevin Kane
Member
Cherry Muddle
Member
Murray Sandman
Member
Jacqueline Sheils
Member
Steve Ward
Member
Sue West
Member
Sandra Williams
Member
Darren Foster
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


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