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Concluded projects

As part of Minjerribah Futures, and the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy that preceded it, several projects have been concluded including:

  • Public transport study
  • Peel Island (Teerk Roo Ra) access project
  • Indigenous Business Development Fund
  • School camps and tertiary research

Public transport study

The Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) conducted the North Stradbroke Island Public Transport Study in 2019.

Public consultation on the draft study will be undertaken in 2020.

The study investigated existing public transport infrastructure, services and connections on the island and to the neighbouring mainland including ferry, bus, rail, taxi and personalised transport

It also investigated more sustainable travel options to improve commuting and visitor access.

TMR is a member of the Minjerribah Futures Reference Group and is continuing its efforts to improve transport connectivity and services for the island.

Peel Island (Teerk Roo Ra) access project

This project evaluated the feasibility of alternative options to access Peel Island (Teerk Roo Ra).

Options included: jetties, pontoons, upgraded causeways, beach landing ramps and breakwaters across the island.

An independent preliminary options report produced by Kellogg Brown & Root revealed extensive technical, environmental, regulatory and financial constraints associated with construction and maintenance of all the access options investigated.

Based on this report, Peel Island access will remain unchanged at this stage.

Indigenous Business Development Fund

Administered by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) the Indigenous Business Development Fund provided funding towards the establishment of Quandamooka majority-owned business ventures on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

The provided funding helped to deliver 6 new business ventures. One of those ventures, Yalingbila Tours, made history in 2019 as Australia's first Aboriginal owned and operated whale watching tours.

The fund supported ventures that could:

  • improve availability and quality of goods and services to the island community
  • provide sustainable employment, career and skills development to the local community
  • assist vulnerable community groups (such as elderly, women and youth)
  • contribute to the well-being of the local community
  • advance the strategic priorities of the Quandamooka people
  • advance eco-cultural sustainability for the island.

The successful ventures were:

Djara-QPublication of Quandamooka stories
QYACDevelopmental Beche de Mer Fishery
Straddie BeachwormsCommercial beach worm operation
Salt Water Murris Digital printing of commercial art products
Dylan PerryCommercial oyster operation
Quandamooka CoastCommercial tour operation (including sea based whale watching Yalingbila Tours)

School camps and tertiary research

Completed by the Straddie Chamber of Commerce in 2019, this research initiative explored expanding the market for school camps, field studies and tertiary research on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

The research report was submitted to the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy Implementation Committee to help inform future work.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2020