The Burnett Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers Burnett and Bundaberg regions, and the coastal and inland area extending from Rocky Point in the north to Burrum Point in the south.
The Burnett area is also known as the Coral Coast, and is a popular tourist destination due to its close proximity to Fraser Island and Hervey Bay. The largest centre is the city of Bundaberg, which is the most southerly access point to the Great Barrier Reef. The city lies on the Burnett River.
The area is an important sanctuary for humpback whales on their northern winter migration to breed. The coastline hosts a number of significant sea turtle breeding and nesting grounds.
The main industries in the region comprise facets of the sugar industry including distilling and cane harvester manufacturing, as well as small crops, forestry, agriculture, fishing and marine, light aircraft manufacturing, metal casting, machining and tourism.
- Burnett LMAC Reef Guardian School Resources Boxes, provided to local Reef Guardian schools to help with in-school activities such as WaterWatch
- Foreshore revegetation project at Mon Repos Turtle Rookery
Name Position Sue Sargent Chair Tanya Howard Secretary (external) Brett Gamlin Treasurer Aletha Blackman Member Jim Buck Member Col Chapman Member Leon Fitzgerald Member Kris Hall Member Rick Haywood Member Peter Hockings Member Dale Hollis Member Colin Johnson Member George Martin Member Ken Ritchie Member Danny Rowleson Member Graham Smith Member Anne Whalley Member Mary-Alice Swan Member Peter Wrench Member
More informationon pest fish, with presentations and participation in Train the Trainer sessions
For further information on the Burnett LMAC please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Southern Regional Office
PO Box 301
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Tel: (07) 4921 4055
Fax: (07) 4921 4034
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(1300 264 625)
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