Whale Interpretive Facility – North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy


All parties involved in the Queensland Government’s North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (NSI ETS) are approaching the transition in good faith.

Council has been encouraging the State Government to increase communication with residents and is pleased to see this message is being heard.

The Whale Interpretive Facility planned for Point Lookout is project 22 under the ETS. While it is to be built within Redlands Coast, Redland City Council is not leading the initiative.

Council was requested by the State Government to consider transferring a portion of State land under Council’s trusteeship back to the State Government for the Whale Interpretive Facility. The State also requested Council maintain confidentiality.

Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) is the lead agency for project 22. Council is the lead for only one initiative, project 13 – location signage (entry statements) for the island’s townships.

The NSI ETS was developed and funded by the State Government following its decision to end sandmining on the island by 2019.

For more information on the NSI ETS, visit the State Government website.