Burnett LMAC

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.

Regional focus

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.

Recent activities

  • Support for Burnett LMAC Reef Guardian School projects
  • Foreshore clean-ups and revegetation at Mon Repos turtle rookery and Elliott Heads
  • Increasing knowledge of the impacts of pest fish like Tilapia 
  • Community awareness – through attendance at events and hosting films like ‘End of the Line’ and ‘Trashed’ 
  • Initiatives to tackle marine debris and plastics

LMAC Membership

Sue SargentChair
Jim BuckSecretary
Anne WhalleyMember
Leonard StrubMember
Graham SmithMember
George MartinMember
Dale HollissMember
Rick HaywoodMember
Kriston HallMember
Saranne GiudiceMember
Brett GamlinMember
Ric FennessyMember
John CoulombeMember
Kevin CharterisMember
Veronica ChapmanMember
Peter WrenchMember
Peter BrockhurstMember
Bree GrimaMember

More information

For further information on the Burnett LMAC please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Southern Regional Office
PO Box 301
Tel: (07) 4921 4055
Fax: (07) 4921 4034

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