QUAMPI will become a world class arts and cultural destination on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). This cultural centrepiece will be located at 14-16 Ballow Road on beautiful Deanbilla Bay.
QUAMPI has been almost 30 years in the making with many Elders and their families contributing to discussions with every level of government about a Cultural Centre on the Island since the 1990s.
The Queensland State Government has allocated a budget of $9.5 for the QUAMPI build.
It will provide a contemporary tourism experience, and bring together ancient Quandamooka artefacts with contemporary art, music, dance and performance, as well as hosting international First Nation artists’ exhibitions and events. QUAMPI will include a café and dining facilities to host functions, conferences and other events to attract the growing business tourism market.
It will be a place for Quandamooka families that welcomes locals and visitors from near and far. And a place that Quandamooka Elders are proud of and that visitors come for an authentic cultural experience.
The design and layout is being created by world-class Brisbane-based architects, Cox Architecture, in close consultation with QYAC.
QYAC and Cox Architecture have developed a ‘Quandamooka design philosophy’ that celebrates and embeds the Quandamooka foundations of Healthy Country, Healthy People and Healthy Culture into this and other projects. The design philosophy and concept were produced following extensive consultation and consideration of earlier studies and reports.
QYAC has been working with Elders, Traditional Owners, families, businesses and other stakeholders to have input into the design. Construction is planned to begin in mid 2020 and be complete by mid-2021.
Watch this space!
This website will be updated as the design is finalised and details are available.