Draft North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy

Closed 5 Feb 2016

Opened 3 Dec 2015


The Queensland Government is committed to phasing out sand mining on North Stradbroke Island by 2019 and expanding the island's existing industries to ensure a strong, sustainable economy for all who live and work there.

To deliver this commitment, the Queensland Government has developed a Draft North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy supported by 16 actions, which aim to:

  • drive sustainable tourism
  • expand education and training opportunities
  • foster business development and growth.


The Queensland Government has allocated $20 million to drive this strategy and facilitate stakeholder co-investment to deliver a sustainable economy. The strategy is further supported by an additional $3.87 million in-kind Queensland Government contributions for identified actions and $5 million to help mine workers pursue new employment opportunities.


Why your views matter

Community input and support is vital to achieve the goals of this economic transition strategy.

The draft strategy is not Queensland Government policy, but is designed to generate community input on actions that will make a difference for North Stradbroke Island.

Before completing the survey, please review the draft North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy by clicking the link under Related Documents.


  • Community
  • Industry
  • Interest group


  • Economic development