Cairns LMAC

The Cairns Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers Buchan Point in the north (Cairns Regional Council) to Flying Fish Point in the south (Cassowary Coast Regional Council) and includes the Cairns northern beach suburbs, Gordonvale and Babinda.

Regional focus

Cairns is one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations. More than two million visitors a year are attracted by the tropical city's easy access to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and rainforest.

The natural environment and relaxed lifestyle also attracts a steady stream of new residents, providing Cairns with one of the fastest urban growth rates in Australia. Most of the region's population of 130,000 is concentrated in the city, northern beaches and a southern growth corridor extending to Gordonvale.  The rest of the coastal plain is cultivated mainly for sugar cane.

Recent activities

  • Coastal development effects on water quality
  • Community engagement on urban pollution
  • Sewage pump-out facilities for tourism vessels
  • Impacts on dugong and turtle populations
  • Fishing pressure on inshore waters
  • Produced a "Boating and fishing in the Cairns region" guide

Great Northern Clean-Up

The Cairns LMAC is a proud supporter of the Great Northern Clean-Up. The 2014 event will be held on the weekend of 12-14 September which is timed to take place before the wet season to help prevent rubbish being swept into our creeks and rivers and ultimately into the Great Barrier Reef. Members of the public, local community groups and business are encouraged to take part with the Cairns LMAC in the event and can register their interest online.

LMAC Membership

 
Name
Position
Ryan Donnelly
Chair
Nicole Harman
Secretary/Treasurer external
Paul Aubin
Member
Bruce Corcoran
Member
Joshua Coatees
Member
Adam Fletcher
Member
Jennie Gilbert
Member
Eden Gray-Spence
Member
Paul Gregory
Member
Peter Robinson
Member
Xanthe Rivett
Member
Terry Russell
Member
Lyndal Singleton
Member
Debbie Townsend
Member
Alan Wallish
Member
Greg Fennell
Member
Jim Newman
Member
Sarah Standen
Member

More information

For further information on the Cairns LMAC please contact:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Far Northern Regional Office
PO Box 6091
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Tel: (07) 4057 0700
Fax: (07) 4051 9866
Email: far.northern.region@gbrmpa.gov.au