Inspired by art
Quandamooka artist Shara Delaney’s artwork Minjerribah Futures 2018 which represents people coming together to support the Minjerribah community is an inspiration for this program, as we work toward a bright future for the island
Bush walkers can enjoy 360-degree views of Moreton Bay and Quandamooka Country from a lookout atop one of Minjerribah’s highest peaks. The new Mount Vane walking track was designed and constructed by the island’s Traditional Owners, the Quandamooka People.
The State Government partnered with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) to launch Yalingbila Tours - Australia’s first Aboriginal owned and operated whale watching tours, on the Brisbane River in June 2019.
The Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute, QUAMPI, will showcase Quandamooka art, culture and history, alongside contemporary exhibitions from internationally renowned First Nations artists.
Minjerribah Futures is a $24.75 million investment by the State Government to assist the economic transition of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) from its traditional reliance on sand mining to a sustainable future as a globally recognised eco and cultural tourism destination, supported by expanded research and education activities.
Over the next 3 years (2019-2021), the economic transition will be assisted by the delivery of a range of projects dedicated to:
- developing a sustainable, eco and cultural tourism industry
- celebrating arts and culture
- expanding education and training opportunities
- supporting economic development and growth.
Minjerribah Futures will also deliver new infrastructure projects that will dramatically improve island lifestyle. There will be more aged care beds, better walking and recreational tracks, a landmark contemporary cultural facility, targeted training courses, public art place markers in Goompi (Dunwich), Pulan (Amity Point) and Mooloomba (Point Lookout), and the Goompi Masterplan which aims to improve the town’s liveability and enhance its role as the tourism gateway to the island.
The Minjerribah Futures team is committed to actively engaging with the island community, particularly Traditional Owners, the Quandamooka people, to ensure an open exchange of ideas and updates on all projects. As of February 2019, more than 4,000 submissions had been received as part of ongoing public consultation on Minjerribah’s economic transition since 2011. Read more about the consultation timeline (PDF, 652.7KB).
Minjerribah Futures continues the work commenced by the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (PDF, 2.0MB). It requires collaborative effort across all levels of government, working closely with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation and engaging key partners in tourism, education and training, research, the business sector and the community.
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Eco and cultural tourism
Minjerribah camping upgrades
Quandamooka whale watching tours
Yalingbila Bibula (Whale on the Hill)
Develop and improve recreational trails
Eco-tourism site identification
Attracting tourism investment
Expanding national parks
Visitor research survey
Destination and events marketing
Arts and culture
QUAMPI, Quandamooka Art Museum and Performance Institute
Grow and promote Quandamooka Festival
Education, training and research
Minjerribah Land and Sea Rangers
Education and Training
Education exchange - Minjerribah Ganaba
School camps and tertiary research
Refurbish Dunwich secondary campus
Supporting economic development and growth
Dunwich (Goompi) master plan
Expansion of aged care
Indigenous Business Development Fund
Public transport study
Business capacity building
Find out more about the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy:
- fact sheet (PDF, 518.9KB)
- North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (PDF, 2.0MB)
- North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy update 2017-18 (PDF, 591.3KB)
- North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy update 2016-17 (PDF, 634.9KB)
- North Stradbroke Island regional profile (PDF, 2.1MB)
- Completed projects: Peel Island (Teerk Roo Ra) access project.