North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy

North Stradbroke Island, also known as Minjerribah to the Traditional Owners the Quandamooka people, is about to undergo a transformation aimed to diversify and expand tourism, develop educational and training opportunities and stimulate local business development and growth.

The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) has been appointed as the Project Lead to administer a number of the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy projects. 

Some of these projects include:

  • Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute (QuAMPI)
  • Yalingbila Bibula (Whale on the hill)
  • Minjerribah Ganaba (MG)


The Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute will be a centrepiece for cultural tourism and education on the island. The centre will become a unique Minjerribah venue and major eco-tourism facility for sharing cultural tourism. It will be a drawcard for domestic and international visitors looking to experience Quandamooka culture and educational experiences.

The Yalingbila Bibula (Whale on the Hill) will be a new cultural interpretive space for North Stradbroke Island and will tell the story of the island’s Traditional Owners and their continuous connection to the Eastern Humpback whales.

Minjerribah Ganaba (QYAC office fitout/refurbishment) will deliver a refurbishment plan for repurposing the former Dunwich (Goompi) State Secondary School to provide a modern venue for delivering education training and employment on North Stradbroke Island.

GRC is the appointed Principal’s Quantity Surveyor for some of the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy projects.  GRC Associate Doug Fletcher commented “We are looking forward to partnering with QYAC to deliver some iconic projects for the Redland region which will look to provide some positive outcomes for the economic future of Stradbroke Island.”