Native Title

In 2011 the Federal Court of Australia recognised native title over North Stradbroke Island. This is a link to the ‘by consent’ decision –

The map below indicates the exclusive and non-exclusive native title areas on North Stradbroke Island. Most is non-exclusive, which means the native title rights and interests co-exist with the rights and interests of others, including the general public eg National Parks, Public Reserves etc.

There is also an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) between the State Government and the native title corporation, the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) but unfortunately that agreement was made confidential by the parties to it. The agreement remains secret. Even many native title owners do not know what QYAC and the State agreed to. This has caused community unrest. Similarly, there is a secret ILUA between QYAC and the Redland City Council.

Blue Lake (Kaboora)
Green turtle off Point Lookout
Straddie Koala