Coasts and Communities
Get involved in coastal management activities at your local beach.
Find out about activities being held during Winter 2013 (PDF 544 KB)
The Mackay Coasts and Communites project was initiated to set a vision for the future of the Mackay coast and to engage local communities in coastal management activities. The project provides a strategic and coordinated approach to managing our coasts, developing local management plans to enable all organisations, community groups and local residents to work together to better use and attract resources and achieve the best outcomes for our coastal environments.
The strategic management intent for our coastal zone is outlined in the Mackay Coastal Guidelines (PDF 1.62 MB).
Sixteen beach management plans have been developed in consultation with coastal communities for public coastal land under Mackay Regional Counci's jurisdiction. Implementation of priority activities in many of these areas is now underway, including coastal fencing, weed control and revegetation.
View the beach management plans (in North to South order)
- Midge Point (PDF 5.3 MB) (adopted 2010)
- St Helens Beach - development in 2012
- Seaforth (PDF 4.3 MB) (adopted 2010)
- Haliday Bay (PDF 4.1 MB) (adopted 2010)
- Ball Bay (PDF 4.3 MB) (adopted 2010)
- Shoal Point (PDF 4.0 MB) (adopted 2010)
- Bucasia (PDF 4.6 MB) (adopted 2010)
- Eimeo (PDF 3.7 MB) (adopted 2010)
- Blacks Beach (PDF 4.9 MB) (adopted 2010)
- Slade Point - development in 2012
- Slade Point Reserve - developed in 2008
- Harbour Beach - development in 2012
- Sandfly Creek Environmental Reserve (PDF 4.2MB) (adopted in 2009)
- Town Beach - development in 2012
- Far Beach - development in 2012
- McEwens Beach - development in 2012
- Dunrock - development in 2012
- Louisa Creek Beach (PDF 526 KB) (adopted 2007)
- Half tide Beach (PDF 650 KB) (adopted 2007)
- Salonika Beach (PDF 590 KB) (adopted 2007)
- Grasstree Beach (PDF 531 KB) (adopted 2007)
- Campwin Beach (PDF 503 KB) (adopted 2007)
- Sarina Beach (PDF 598 KB) (adopted 2007)
- Armstrongs Beach (PDF 523 KB) (adopted 2007)
The Mackay coasts and communities project is delivered in partnership by Mackay Regional Council and Reef Catchments, supported by the Natural Environment Levy and the Australian Government's Caring for our Country Program.