The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station (UQ MBRS), which is located in Dunwich on Stradbroke, held an extremely successful Open Day on 24 November 2012.
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Sibelco Australia is committed to building a prosperous and sustainable future for North Stradbroke Island.
The Sibelco Community Development Program forms the basis of this commitment to the Island community by assisting with sponsorship of events and community initiatives.
You may have already seen it, heard about it, or even played a starring role in it. Sibelco Australia’s latest Straddie commercial has launched.
The Straddie Sand Mining Community Fund (the Fund) was established by Sibelco Australia in 2011 with one million dollars in seed funding to be invested into the Island. The Fund is focussed on securing a sustainable future for North Stradbroke Island (NSI) through capital expenditure projects.
Working with the community, the Fund works to improve the quality of life for all community members living on and visiting the Island, and to assist the Island in creating a sustainable future that transcends mining on NSI.
On 17 November the Little Ship Club hosted one of the most successful Straddie Seafood Spectaculars the Island has seen according to Little Ship Club Manager Michael Sullivan.
“The Seafood Spectacular was a success in terms of crowd numbers, enjoyment, and seafood sales.
Even a midday thunderstorm couldn’t spoil the event,” Michael said.
The club lost half its power but the club’s staff rallied along with assistance from the neighbouring North Stradbroke Island Volunteer Marine Rescue (NSI VMR) and managed to put on a spectacular day for all who attended.
November on North Stradbroke Island saw Straddie’s seafood on show with the Island hosting both the Oyster Festival and Seafood Spectacular.
The damp weather didn’t put a dampener on this year’s Straddie Sharks Allsports annual Oyster Festival held on 10 November.
It was a resounding success with more than 1,300 dozen oysters, that’s a total of 15,600 oysters, purchased from local Stradbroke Oyster Farmers.
In addition to the new Straddie Sand Mining Community Fund (as featured on the front page), Sibelco’s long-running North Stradbroke Island Community Development Program is also supporting the Straddie Community with more than $275,000 distributed around the Island in 2012.
The essence of Sibelco’s sponsorship program is to assist local Stradbroke Island groups and businesses, to provide opportunities for the local and visiting community, and to achieve growth and long-term sustainability for the Island.
The 29th annual Straddie Assault proved why it is Australia’s longest running team surfing competition, after showcasing some of the best surfing talent and natural beauty on Australia’s east coast in October.
The Stradbroke weather conditions across the weekend were brilliant and provided a great natural backdrop for spectators on the Main Beach headland to watch premier surf clubs from Queensland and Northern New South Wales compete.
This made for great conditions in the corner of Main Beach, but unfortunately, by Straddie standards, the waves were quite small.
Straddie was on show over the weekend of 15 and 16 September when the Island hosted 682 competitors at the annual Straddie Salute Multisport Festival.
The stunning Stradbroke location set the scene for the weekend, with crystal clear waters, beaming sun, and a picturesque beach like no other triathlon setting!
The winner of the Straddie Salute Original Triathlon, Steve Halliday, completed the event in 1 hour, 19 minutes, 44 seconds.
He said he would be back to Stradbroke Island to defend his title, suggesting the spectacular views had a lot to do with that.