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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’gari, formerly Fraser Island.

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

Minjerribah Futures (preceded by the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy) commenced in 2016.  All but 3 projects have been substantially completed.

Program overview

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  • Business capacity building

    Training and capacity building in areas that island businesses identified would help their businesses grow.

  • Campgrounds upgrades

    New and improved accommodation including popular glamping and eco-cabins (some with disabled access), communal facilities and landscaping.

  • QUAMPI, Quandamooka Arts and Culture Centre

    This signature cultural tourism experience will bring together ancient Quandamooka artefacts with contemporary art, music, dance and performance.

  • Yalingbila Bibula (Whale on the Hill)

    A whale exhibit and research pod linked to a hydrophone will be a landmark tourism attraction.

  • Minjerribah Ganaba

    Transformation of the old secondary school campus into a modern venue for education, training and employment.

  • Recreational trails

    Tracks offers visitors many opportunities to connect with nature.

  • Place markers

    Public art to bring Minjerribah’s community together.

  • Grow and promote Quandamooka Festival

    The annual Quandamooka Festival shares and showcases the living history, knowledge, stories, arts and culture of the Nughi, Nunukul and Gorenpul clans.

  • Gumpi master plan

    The Queensland Government has prepared a master plan for the township of Gumpi.

  • Visitor research survey

    Research will help with the development of products, services and marketing activities.

  • Land and sea rangers

    The program draws on the knowledge of the Quandamooka People to preserve and enhance the region’s natural and cultural assets.

  • Expanding national parks

    The Quandamooka People and the Queensland Government will work together to expand the national park and other protected areas.

  • Refurbishment and bushfire protection of aged care

    Refurbishment and bushfire protection of the existing Nareeba Moopi Moopi Pa aged care facility.

  • Concluded projects

    Under the Minjerribah Futures program, several projects have been concluded.

  • Native Title

    The Quandamooka People are the traditional custodians of Minjerribah and more than 90% of the island is under Native Title.

  • Rehabilitation

    A shared commitment to create ongoing jobs, employment and investment opportunities following the end of sand mining.

  • Destination development and awareness

    Marketing combined with improved experience and destination development to create a leading cultural and eco-tourism holiday.

Last updated: 17 Jul 2023