The township of Dunwich, known as Goompi to the Traditional Owners (the Quandamooka people), is the main entry point onto North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and provides visitors with their first impression of the island.
Recognising the need to be informed by cultural, social and community heritage and values, the master plan will involve:
- identifying works and projects that can further enhance the function of the town as the link between the island and the mainland
- identifying future economic development opportunities in the town, waterfront areas and surrounds
- investigating areas for new residential, community and environmental land uses
- planning for the infrastructure required to support these opportunities and the community.
Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
- Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation
- Redland City Council
Expected economic benefits
- Strengthen visitor’s first impressions of Minjerribah as a uniquely attractive destination and help further improve their overall experience.
- Enhance the role of Dunwich (Goompi) as the gateway to Minjerribah and establish it as a destination in its own right.
- Identify potential new development and investment opportunities capable of boosting business and job creation in the community.
- Improve the functionality of the waterfront and adjacent areas to capitalise on potential recreational and commercial opportunities.
Expected social benefits
- Provide a framework for future development reflecting the community vision and aspirations.
- Plan for infrastructure to better support the community.
- Ultimately increase community prosperity through identifying potential job opportunities from new development.
Expected cultural and environmental benefits
- Acknowledge the cultural, social and environmental heritage of Dunwich (Goompi).
- Identify, protect and enhance the unique aspects of Quandamooka culture including heritage sites, sacred places, public art and activities.
- Unique aspects of Quandamooka and island culture featuring in the master plan can promote cultural exchange and sharing of knowledge with the community and visitors.
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Images courtesy Redland Libraries Local History & Heritage Collection
Project achievements to date
- Queensland Government initial review of project scale and scope.
Project next steps
- Community and stakeholder engagement.
- Appointment of consultants.
- Investigation of areas for future residential, community, commercial, environmental and industrial uses.
- Planning for required infrastructure.