Development of infrastructure and upgrading of North Stradbroke island camping infrastructure should provide a boost to struggling island business.
The North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy has identified the camping sector for considerable investment and growth.
This would involve a partnership with Straddie Camping and to diversify accommodation options and improve existing facilities including amenities, cabins and road access.
It is believed island businesses and the building industry would get the opportunity to be involved in the upgrade process that would involve detailed design, costing and building works.
What is significant, however, is the development of upgraded camping facilities and new eco cabins at Straddie Camping sites at Bradbury’s and Adam’s Beach.
It is known that since camping at Adam’s Beach was curtailed more than two years ago, business trading at Dunwich was considerably affected.
The announcement of improvements to the camping grounds and new investment that will bring renewed visitation to the beautiful beach setting once again, will be welcomed by the Dunwich retail strip.
The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation is project managing the upgrades with $2.4M funding as part of the NSI ETS.
The project is expected to be completed in 2018.
For more information visit www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/nsi
Story 2. EDUCATION PROVIDES POSSIBILITIES FOR STRADDIE FUTURE EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
Education could be the key to the future of employment growth on North Stradbroke Island.
The concept comes part of the transition process that is currently being developed in the wake of the legislated 2019 closure of sand mining on the big island.
As part of the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy, the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) has identified education as a key element in future directions.
They have plans for the former high school (secondary campus) at Dunwich that includes developing the Minjerribah Cultural Centre.
This facility could be part of a larger Dunwich education and training precinct incorporating the existing Moreton Bay Research Station and Dunwich Primary School.