Quandamooka Community Rangers

QLD

ILSC support for this ranger group helped them establish a social enterprise looking after their native title land and take on a commercial contract.

The ILSC supported a new land-based social enterprise for Quandamooka people around Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) in Queensland, their native title land.

ILSC support allowed Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) to buy a 4WD tractor, professional brush cutters, chainsaws, and personal protective equipment, and establish a new commercial land management team, the Quandamooka Community Rangers.

The ILSC’s support was essential for QYAC to set up the enterprise after young QYAC people had finished qualifications in conservation and land management.

The rangers now contract to Minjerribah Camping, a successful business venture between QYAC and Indigenous Business Australia.

The venture is restoring natural and cultural values on a number of sites on traditional country between Dunwich and Amity Point by vegetation, erosion management and weed treatment.

The Quandamooka Rangers’ work underpins their cultural knowledge and re-connection with their country, as they work with the guidance of experienced Elders.

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