Coastal management

Coasts and Communities

Get Involved

Get involved in coastal management activities at your local beach.  Lend a hand planting seedlings, controlling weeds and collecting rubbish on our coast.

Read about beach plan implementation activities (PDF 1 MB).  Download a print-friendly version (PDF 1 MB).

The Project

The Mackay Coasts and Communities program 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 1.8 MB).

Nineteen beach management plans have been developed in consultation with coastal communities for public coastal land under Mackay Regional Council'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)

The Mackay Coasts and Communities program 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.