Jina Gunduy is creating the Palm Island Sustainability Hub for everyone who wants to build a brighter future for their families and people. Our vision for the hub is to transform 1600m2 of land and buildings into a cheerful, positive space for projects where people can learn new skills – such as house building, home repairs, boat building, arts and crafts – and to create small scale, sustainable, economic development. The hub will also be a place for people to share knowledge about land and sea country, and create new sustainability projects, such as community gardens, recycling projects, waste management and other activities.
By focusing on a strengths based approach to community development, the Sustainability Hub will see local people work with other local people to build their skills and help them to achieve their goals. Palm Island is a unique Indigenous community in tropical north Queensland. It is home to around 2,500 people, including the Munbarra Traditional Owners, and descendants of families from all across Queensland who were forcibly moved to the island from 1918 onwards. Despite our past, we believe the future can be socially, culturally and economically vibrant.