Posted by: Colin Battersby | June 20, 2010

Vision for North Stradbroke Island


The Queensland Government is committed to North Stradbroke Island becoming a vibrant sustainable community of traditional owners, residents and visitors; capitalising and safeguarding the natural landscape values of the island. By the end of 2011 more than half of the island will be national park.

The government has announced it is working towards a plan for North Stradbroke Island that will deliver: a clear timetable for the end of mining by 2027 formal recognition of the Quandamooka people’s native title rights and interests a sustainable economic future for the island create business development and employment opportunities in nature-based recreational activities and holidays restore the island’s priceless landscapes

Such a vision would provide a future economic base for the North Stradbroke Island community and deliver on the government’s commitment to sustainable growth and development.

Reconciliation

For thousands of years the Quandamooka people have lived on North Stradbroke Island Minjerribah. This heritage is expected to be acknowledged in the Federal Court next year when the Quandamooka people’s native title is recognised over much of North Stradbroke Island. As the acknowledged traditional owners of the land the Quandamooka people’s role is essential for the sustainable future of the island.

Together, the Queensland Government and Quandamooka people will create a way forward and develop an Indigenous Land Use Agreement. This will allow the Quandamooka people access to and involvement in the management of country as well as opportunities to develop their aspirations.

via There’s a new vision for North Stradbroke Island Department of Environment and Resource Management.

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