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.

Local Marine Advisory Committee members

Adam Royle Chair
Shannon O’BrienSecretary
Renee Richard 
Amber Henderson 
Neil Kidd 
Michael Nash 
David Perkins  
Alan Robino  
John Robison  
Vinch Russo 
Kate Milton 
Vince Vitale 
Marcus Sheaves 
Kane Leong 

More information

For further information please contact:Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
PO Box 1379
Tel:(07) 4750 0700