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The projects page includes news of projects – past and present - and will track the development of projects from idea to completion, providing a place for partners to collaborate and share.

Partners can suggest ideas for projects designed to help regions and communities. Ideas can be posted and partners can offer to contribute to a project in some way – experience, material, funding or project management.

Once the project is supported it will be completed, with every stage of the project being documented and reported to partners expressing an interest in the project theme.

Completed projects will be placed into a project library, which partners can access for their own region.

Projects

North Stradbrooke Island – market garden project

The closure of Sibelco’s sand mining operations on North Stradbroke Island by 2019 creates a major problem and a major opportunity.

The closure will leave a financial and employment vacuum. The opportunity is for the community to introduce another successful economic sector - tourism.

By developing a system of community gardens and, promoting commercial-size examples of these in the richer-soil Dunwich area, the community can solve a range of existing problems – such as organic waste management and high-priced imported fruit and vegetables – while enriching the tourism experience.

In the longer term, culinary experience tours of the island may rival the wineries experiences of the Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island.

Add the unmatchable beauty of the North Stradbroke Island landscapes and unique Indigenous experiences on the island and you have a unique tourism offering that also greatly improves the island’s lifestyle and community health and food security.