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|
|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|
|Nominal $50||Traditional Owners||Yes|