Hinchinbrook LMAC

The Hinchinbrook Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) covers coastal and inland area extending from Dallachy Creek in the north to Balgal Beach in the south, and includes the towns and surrounding suburbs of Cardwell and Ingham and Lucinda.

Regional focus

At the centre of the Hinchinbrook region is the World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island. Hinchinbrook Island National Park is one of the world’s most outstanding island parks. Its mangrove forests are some of the richest and most varied in Australia and it is an important breeding ground for many marine animals. Hinchinbrook Island attracts many visitors to the area to walk and camp on the island or fish in the surrounding waters.

The region is the southern part of the Wet Tropics. The Herbert River is the biggest river catchment in the region. The fertile lower reaches of the Herbert are lush cattle and agricultural areas. Agricultural land is dominated by sugarcane, however some tropical fruit crops are also grown in the region.

Recent activities

  • Produced the Marine Wonders of Hinchinbrook Guide providing transit routes in and around Hinchinbrook Island
  • Support of local Reef Guardian Schools
  • Guest speakers focusing on severe weather and disaster response

LMAC Membership

Michael Nash
Neil Kidd
David Perkins
Whitney Rassip
Alan Robino
Vince Vitali
Prof. Marcus Sheaves
Marcus Tack Member

More information

For further information on the Hinchinbrook LMAC please contact:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
LMAC Coordinator
PO Box 1379
Tel:(07) 4750 0700
Fax:(07) 4772 6093
Email: lmac@gbrmpa.gov.au