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 for international visitors – increasing visitors to the island and growing the economy.
The centre will be a place for connecting to, and learning about, the natural and cultural history of the island, including preserving the history, language, culture and tradition of Quandamooka people as native title holders of Minjerribah.
This project will fund the first stage of the Minjerribah Cultural Centre development to an investment-ready stage, including feasibility, detailed design, approvals and tender processes. This project does not include the construction stage of the development.
As project lead, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation will manage the:
- confirmation of the scope of works
- feasibility, detailed design and costing
- stakeholder consultation through development design process
- acquisition of relevant planning and development approvals
- development of tender documents
- expression of interest process for invite private sector investors to fund Stage 2 (construction).
Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC)
Stage 1: $326,630 (Total project funding for stages 1 and 2: $3,350,000)
- Department of Education and Training
- Redland City Council
Expected economic benefits
- New opportunities for Quandamooka people to be employed in construction, administration, guiding/education, maintenance, etc.
- Increased island visitation will increase business revenue, provide employment opportunities, and grow the economy.
Expected social benefits
- Important community building project, with Quandamooka elders as custodians
- Increase participation by the Quandamooka people, island residents and businesses in island activities
- Opportunities for Quandamooka Traditional Owners to economically prosper from their cultural knowledge and practices.
Expected cultural and environmental benefits
- Promote, exchange and share knowledge about Quandamooka culture, heritage and environmental management, and the island’s unique natural environmental.
Project achievements to date
- Initial project plan submitted
- Redland City Council’s Indigenous Knowledge Centre Feasibility Study reviewed and analysed
- Priorities and challenges workshops undertaken
- Discussions undertaken with cultural heritage and archaeological consultants to understand priorities and needs
Project next steps
- Stakeholders update
- Issue tender documents to potential consultants
- Community information session later in 2017
- Project reporting requirements and milestones.