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Minjerribah Futures

Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) is an island that lies within Moreton Bay in the Australian state of Queensland. The Quandamooka people are the Traditional Custodians of Minjerribah, which is the second largest sand island in the world after K’Garri (Fraser Island).

The Queensland Government is supporting the transition of Minjerribah from its past reliance on sand mining to a new future as a globally recognised destination for cultural and eco-tourism. The transition program, known as Minjerribah Futures, rests on a foundation of Quandamooka culture and sustainability. It seeks to achieve a Minjerribah that is environmentally pristine with a thriving economy.

To see how the Minjerribah Futures projects are progressing check out our monthly project status update (PDF).

Minjerribah Futures extends the work of the former North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (PDF).

Contact us

You can contact us:

In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic our office at 2/9 Ballow Road, Goompi (Dunwich) is closed until further notice.

Our team remains committed to engaging with the island community and continuing to deliver our projects within the constraints of the current situation.

Our regular monthly pop-up displays at the local townships and at the Point Lookout markets have also been suspended until further notice.

Joint Statement of Intent

In February 2019, a Joint Statement of Intent was signed by the Queensland Government, Sibelco Australia and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), reaffirming a shared commitment to creating ongoing job, employment and investment opportunities following the end of sand mining.

Sibelco has committed to work collaboratively with the island’s traditional custodians, the Quandamooka people, to rehabilitate and surrender over 9,000 hectares of land disturbed by mining. This ambitious project will help to transition the local economy from its reliance on sand mining to a new future as a globally recognised cultural and eco-tourism destination.

Learn more about the Joint Statement of Intent (PDF).

Last updated: 08 May 2020