Mulgumpin Sustainable Visitor Capacity and Management Study
The Quandamooka People are First Nations custodians of lands and waters within parts of the Moreton Bay region. They also have more than 40,000 years’ occupation on Quandamooka lands and waters.
The Quandamooka People and the Department of Environment and Science jointly manage and protect Mulgumpin’s Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) National Park and Moreton Island Recreation Area. This means that Quandamooka Yoolooburabee Registered Native Title Body Corporate and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers work together to manage and protect natural and cultural values, undertaking a range of activities including: planning, operations, fire and pest management as well as management of cultural heritage and visitor experience.
The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) is undertaking a Sustainable Visitor Capacity and Management Study to determine how to best balance visitor use, experience and cultural, conservation as well as economic outcomes on Mulgumpin.
It is recognised that Mulgumpin’s popularity is placing pressure on Gheebulum Kunungai National Park, particularly in relation to cultural and environmental protection and sustainability. This Study will assess these challenges in greater detail and help inform future management and planning strategies and initiatives.
We anticipate the Sustainable Visitor Capacity Study being completed in June 2023.
QYAC has already identified an overall strategic direction for Gheebulum Kunungai National Park and Moreton Island Recreation Area as it relates to tourism and recreation. Recommendations made by the Study will be developed with this context in mind.
Mulgumpin will continue to offer a national park sand island experience – but with a shift that protects the island’s natural and cultural values while delivering cultural eco-tourism opportunities and experiences, from a Traditional Owner perspective.
Consultation is now open and business owners, residents, visitors and other stakeholders with an interest in Mulgumpin are invited to take part in a survey to inform the study.
The survey will collect stakeholder perspectives and opinions on visitor numbers and impacts, infrastructure and facilities, current issues, future opportunities and potential management options.
This survey is being undertaken by TSA Management on behalf of QYAC and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
If you’d prefer to chat over the phone, catch up in person or meet via Teams please email: Mulgumpin@tsamgt.com or call 0459 528 057