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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island is one of the four largest sand islands in SEQ. This island is located off Redland Bay.



Island Ecosystems


What ecosystem functions does North Stradbroke Island perform?


North Stradbroke Island buffers mainland SEQ from Pacific Ocean wind and waves.

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Table 1 below presents the relative magnitude North Stradbroke Island performs different ecosystem functions (relative to other ecosystems) in SEQ.


Table 1:The relative magnitude (to other Ecosystem Reporting Categories) North Stradbroke Island performs each ecosystem function.

Ecosystem Function Category Ecosystem Function 0
Regulating Functions
Gas Regulation            
Climate Regulation            
Disturbance Regulation            
Water Regulation            
Soil Retention            
Nutrient Regulation            
Waste Treatment and Assimilation            
Biological Control            
Barrier Effect of Vegetation            
Supporting Functions
Supporting Habitats            
Soil Formation            
Provisioning Functions
Raw Materials            
Water Supply            
Genetic Resources            
Provision of Shade and Shelter            
Pharmacological Resources            
Cultural Functions
Landscape Opportunity            


What types of ecosystems are on North Stradbroke Island?

The map to the right shows North Stradbroke has a high diversity of ecosystems ranging from rocky shores for example at Point Lookout, to coastal zone wetlands such as at Eight Mile Swamp, rainforests like Myora Springs and beaches such as Main Beach. North Stradbroke Island contains Regional Ecosystems: 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3, 12.2.5 (a), 12.2.7 (a, b, c, d), 12.2.12 (a), 12.2.15 (a, b, c, d, e), 12.2.6, 12.2.10, 12.2.13, 12.2.14, 12.12.16.


What is the area and extent of North Stradbroke Island in SEQ?


Amity Point, North Stradbroke Island.

Soldier crabs on seagrass banks at Blakesleys Beach.

Links to other publications and websites

Quandamooka Native Title
Redland City Council
Stradbroke Island
North Stradbroke Island
N. Stradbroke Historial Museum

North Stradbroke Island covers approximately 245 km2, 0.98% of SEQ. 


What is the vulnerability of North Stradbroke Island and threats to this ecosystem?

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How do we manage North Stradbroke Island?


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