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Minjerribah Futures

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).

Minjerribah Futures continues the work commenced by the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (PDF 2MB). 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.

Construction project opportunities

Three key projects are now open now open for expressions of interest (EOIs) for indicative works packages.

The Department of Housing and Public Works is responsible for managing the design, procurement and construction of works on behalf of Minjerribah Futures with EOIs managed by the Industry Capability Network (ICN).

ProjectWorks packages and scopeEOIs close
Minjerribah Ganaba (Refurbish Dunwich secondary campus) 9 Nov 2019
Yalingbila Bibula (Whale on the Hill) 31 Jan 2020
QUAMPI (Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute) 31 Jan 2020

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Eco and cultural tourism

Arts and culture

Education, training and research

Supporting economic development and growth

Completed projects

Find out more about the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy:

Last updated: 03 Dec 2019