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 (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.
Quarterly status update
- Read the Minjerribah Futures program overview (PDF, 4.4MB).
- View the Minjerribah and broader region profile (PDF, 1.5MB).
Business capacity building
Training and capacity building in areas that island businesses identified would help their businesses grow.
New and improved accommodation including popular glamping and eco-cabins (some with disabled access), communal facilities and landscaping.
QUAMPI, Quandamooka Arts and Cultural 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.
Transformation of the old secondary school campus into a modern venue for education, training and employment.
Tracks offers visitors many opportunities to connect with nature.
Public art to bring Minjerribah’s community together.
Yalingbila Tours Whale Watching
Whale watching is one of the main attractions on Minjerribah.
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 (Dunwich) master plan
The Queensland Government is preparing a master plan for the township of Dunwich, also known as Goompi.
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.
Under the Minjerribah Futures program, several projects have been concluded.
The Quandamooka People are the traditional custodians of Minjerribah and more than 90% of the island is under Native Title.
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: 26 Jul 2022