What are LMACs?
Local Marine Advisory Committees (LMAC) provide advice to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority plus other government agencies and organisations on marine and coastal issues and specific activities that affect the Marine Park in the local region. The eleven Committees also provide information to the public on Marine Park matters. LMACs usually comprise about 15 voluntary members from the local community. These members may be independent community members, or represent a constituent group to which they provide feedback. The composition of each LMAC varies, but they aim to be balanced and comprise representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups.
Where are the LMACs located?
The Local Marine Advisory Committees are located in regional centres adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef between Cooktown and Bundaberg.
How are the Committee members chosen?
When initially establishing the Committees, the GBRMPA called for nominations by advertising in the local press and contacting major stakeholder groups. Members were selected based on their ability to be committed to the LMAC, and to effectively represent the community and its interest groups. Membership is for three years with the flexibility for members to be replaced within the term if they wish to resign.
How can I become involved?
We welcome community involvement in Marine Park management, particularly through the Local Marine Advisory Committees (see Related Links). If you have any ideas or concerns that you would like your local LMAC to consider, please contact the GBRMPA for information and contact details of your local LMAC.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
PO Box 1379
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4750 0700
Fax: (07) 4772 6093