North Stradbroke Island’s holiday parks, beach camping and four-wheel driving permits will transfer to a new operator in November marking a new era for the popular parks.
From 1 November, Minjerribah Camping Pty Ltd, trading as Straddie Camping, will take over the operation and management of the holiday parks and the administration of four-wheel driving and beach camping permits on North Stradbroke Island. This follows a Federal Court Native Title determination.
As part of the new arrangements, Council will relinquish its Trusteeship of the State Land on which the parks are situated, and a new Trusteeship will be issued to the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC by the State Government.
Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said Straddie Camping, which will be jointly owned by entities established by the Quandamooka people of North Stradbroke Island and Indigenous Business Australia, would continue to operate Straddie’s holiday parks as camping and caravan parks.
“The operation of the holiday park business by Straddie Camping provides the Quandamooka people, as the traditional owners and native title holders, with a significant opportunity to enhance the parks and create a thriving, long-term business that reflects the island’s unique cultural and environmental values,” Cr Williams said.
“The holiday parks on North Stradbroke Island are loved by many visitors. This is an iconic South-East Queensland tourist destination and the holiday parks have great potential under the new management.
“All existing bookings for the popular holiday parks, and for beach camping permits, made before 1 November, and four-wheel drive permits issued prior to 1 November, will be honoured by the new manager.
“Council and Straddie Camping have worked towards a seamless transition for visitors and residents over the coming summer holiday season following the transfer of the park operations,” Cr Williams said.
From 1 November, 2012 visitors wishing to make accommodation bookings for the holiday parks at Adder Rock, Amity Point, Bradburys Beach, Cylinder Beach, Thankful Rest and Adam’s Beach, or beach camping permit bookings for the Flinders Beach Foreshore and Main Beach Foreshore, will need to contact Straddie Camping on Tel: (07) 3409 9668
Visitors and residents will also need to contact Straddie Camping from 1 November to purchase their four wheel driving permits and replacement stickers, and are advised to check first with Straddie Camping for information on available outlets.
For the first time, visitors will be able to make and pay for bookings online under the new Straddie Camping arrangements.
Current beach 4WD access conditions will remain unchanged. The land remains designated
for recreational use under State legislation.
A dog off-leash area between Flinders and Amity has been removed under separate state
recreation area amendments.
Camping and 4WD permit contact information:
Before 1 November: Straddie Holiday Parks 1300 551 253
From 1 November: Straddie Camping
Phone – (07) 3409 9668
Internet – www.straddiecamping.com.au
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