North Stradbroke Island ETS projectsRSS

The Queensland Government is delivering a suite of 23 initiatives identified in the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy that will be undertaken in partnership with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Redland City Council and Straddie Chamber of Commerce.

These initiatives are prioritised to:

  • diversify and expand the current tourism industry
  • expand education and training opportunities
  • stimulate local business development and growth.

Read more about these initiatives in the project summaries below.

Business operator training and capacity building program

The program provides North Stradbroke Island business operators with access to training that will help them adjust to changes affecting the local economy and capitalise on new market opportunities as they arise.

Businesses will be eligible to a ...

Eco-tourism site identification study

This project will investigate opportunities to develop eco-tourism facilities on the island. It will consider issues such as:

  • preferred location/s, including current mining sites, for boutique eco-tourism development
  • feasibil ...

Expand the Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program

The Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program is managed by the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP). This established pro ...

Expanding the market for school camps field studies and tertiary research

Research to be undertaken as part of this initiative will explore opportunities and barriers associated with expanding the market for school camps, field studies and tertiary research on North Stradbroke Island. Potential opportunities include educatio ...

Gateway Master Plan for Dunwich (Goompi)

Dunwich Harbour is widely recognised as the main entry point to North Stradbroke Island (NSI) – also known as Minjerribah to the island’s Traditional Owners the Quandamooka people. As the harbour provides visitors with their first impression of the isl ...

Grow and promote the Quandamooka Festival

The Quandamooka Festival is a unique cultural festival featuring more than 50 events throughout Quandamooka Country including North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), Southern Bay Island and mainland regions. ...

Indigenous Business Development Fund

The Indigenous Business Development Fund is a business development initiative providing seed funding supporting the establishment of new Indigenous businesses on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah). As an initiative of the NSI ETS, the project aims t ...

Marketing campaign and events program

This North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (NSI ETS) project includes developing and conducting a five-year coordinated marketing campaign to increase awareness of North Stradbroke Island's world-class natural beauty and increase local, ...

Minjerribah Cultural Centre

The Minjerribah Cultural Centre will be a centrepiece for cultural tourism and education on North Stradbroke Island – also known as Minjerribah to the Traditional Owners the Quandamooka people. It will become a unique tourist attraction, particularly f ...

North Stradbroke Island Visitor Research Program

Tourism is vital to North Stradbroke Island’s economy with future industry growth expected to benefit the island and its community. Understanding visitor needs and behaviours will help ensure the island’s tourism industry is planned to ensure sustaina ...

Peel Island (Teerk Roo Ra) access project

This project will evaluate the feasibility of alternative options associated with accessing Peel Island (Teerk Roo Ra).

Peel Island, a 519-hectare island four kilometres east of Cleveland, is an Indigenous Joint Management Area (IJMA) under t ...

Quandamooka whale watching permit

On 22 August 2017, an exclusive whale watching permit was granted to the Quandamooka people with the aim of increasing Indigenous tourism, related business opportunities and to complement other whale-related tourism ventures on North Stradbroke Island. ...

Refurbish Dunwich Secondary Campus

This initiative will refurbish and repurpose the existing Dunwich State Secondary School to provide a hub for education and training on North Stradbroke Island including a modern resource and information centre.

The refurbishment is fully funde ...

Research into improving public transport

Options to improve North Stradbroke Island public transport

Public transport is critical for making North Stradbroke Island accessible to visitors and supporting liveability for island residents.

Straddie Camping infrastructure development and improvement

This initiative will fund infrastructure developments in Dunwich (Goompi) on North Stradbroke Island to improve existing facilities and diversify accommodation options.