Membership of the Partnership is open to organisations or community representatives with an interest in maintaining, and where necessary improving the health of the five catchments, the urban area of Mackay, the ports of Abbot Point, Mackay and Hay Point, marinas and the adjacent coastal marine areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Membership contributions are tiered according to the type and size of the member organisation and payable on an annual basis.


Funding Category  Annual Membership Contribution (excl. GST)  Example of who could be in this category  Vote
 Contributing Partners
 Tier 1  $1,000-$5,000*  Local Businesses, Small Companies and Small public utilities, small (regional) charities/not-for-profits, Peak Industry Associations  Yes
 Tier 2  $5000-10,000**  Regional NRM Bodies, Medium Companies, Medium public utilities, large (State or National) charities/not-for-profits, Universities, and Research Organisations  Yes
 Tier 3  $25,000-$100,000*  Large Companies/Industry/Coal Terminals, Port Authority  Yes
 Government Tier  $20,000**  Regional Council  Yes
 $100,000  Commonwealth Government  Yes
 $250,000  State Government  Yes
 Nominal $50  Community  Yes
 Nominal $50  Traditional Owners  Yes
 N/A  Interested non-members  No
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