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.

Local Marine Advisory Committee members

Ryan DonnellyChair
Paul Aubin 
Terrence Cummins 
Adam Fletcher 
Jennifer Gilbert 
Murray Korff 
Stella Martin 
Tanya Murphy 
James Newman 
Gavin Singleton 
Marie Taylor 
Helen Underwood 
Tim Trehearn 
Aisha de Barros Lopes 
Tony Rossi 
Rachel Miller 
Louise Carver 
Gareth Phillips 

More information

For further information please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Far Northern Regional Office
PO Box 6091
Tel: (07) 4057 0700