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Susanne Cooper (0:00:05) NPAQ – Welcome and introduction

Dick Copeman (00:04:53) Findings from a recent report on the impacts of 4WDs on beaches – and the changes needed

Revel Pointon (00:14:19) Who has legal responsibility for managing the island beaches and vehicle access? And the options for implementing a more sustainable use.

Cameron Costello (00:28:36) The increasing role of Traditional Owners in island management – changes and priorities.

Mary Barram (00:46:43) Issues and priorities for Bribie Island.


Cameron Costello

Cameron is a Quandamooka man from Moreton Bay, Brisbane in Queensland. Cameron recently completed 7 years as the CEO for the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) ‐ the Native Title Body and Cultural Heritage Body for the native title determination over Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Cameron is a member on key Boards and committees including the  Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Queensland Koala Advisory Council.

Dick Copeman

Dick Copeman has over twenty years experience working at senior levels with a range of environmental organisations. He is currently President of Friends of Stradbroke Island (FOSI) and was previously Chair of QLD Conservation Council for 4 years. FOSI has been concerned about Off Road Vehicles on the beaches of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Is) and commissioned a report on their impacts, which was released in June. Dick will briefly outline the report’s findings and then talk about FOSI’s plans for a campaign to protect Minjerribah’s beaches and the wildlife, plants and people on them.

Revel Pointon

Revel Pointon is the Managing Lawyer of the Southern and Central Queensland office of the Environmental Defenders Office. She has practiced in environment and planning law for 10 years, moving from private practice to the EDO in 2011. She has a passion for ensuring our laws and governance provide for outcomes that are in the public interest of a healthy, just and harmonious future for all species.

Mary Barram

Mary Barram is a long term supporter and ally of BIEPA and has supported many diverse environmental campaigns over the years. Mary has an intimate understanding of Bribie Island and the environmental issues on the island. She sees Minjerribah as a sister island to Bribie and all the SEQ sand islands, which all face similar threats to their ecological integrity.