Magnetic Island (Yunbenun) as the leading sustainable Island community
The Leading, Sustainable Island Community.
Our Core Values
"Magnetic Island is a vibrant, inclusive, united and engaged community which celebrates its unique Island and village character, its lifestyle, environment and diversity, and provides its residents with adequate income, employment and lifestyle opportunities".
- Peter Kenyon, Bank of IDEAS 2012.
Yunbenun (Magnetic Island) - Wulgurukaba Country
We acknowledge the Wulgurukaba people as the traditional custodians of Yunbenun (Magnetic Island) and value our collaboration with them. We recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters, and thank them for protecting this coastline and its ecosystems since time immemorial. We pay our respects to elders past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations people present today.
Our Working Groups are the backbone of our organisation
The Magnetic Island Community Development Association (MICDA), is a not-for-profit community organisation that works with residents, local businesses and key stakeholders with the aim of developing Magnetic Island (Yunbenun) as the leading sustainable island community.
The association supports a wide variety of volunteer Working Groups which fall under three main categories:
Future-Proofing Magnetic Island
Please contact the Group Coordinator if you would like to be involved, or for more information.
Find out about the eight Community Working Groups
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Ten groups are working towards our 'Whole of Island Future'
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There are currently five key project initiatives, and one Liason Project
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MICDA also works on a number of one-off projects and initiatives in conjunction with other stakeholders including local organisations and associations, local, state and federal government, local businesses, research institutes, education and health bodies.
Volunteer or become a member!
Join MICDA and become an integral part of our Island community, and have a vehicle for expressing your point of view to all levels of government, influence consistent and coordinated management of this World Heritage location, and contribute to the future directions of Magnetic Island.
We always have lots of projects on the go, so there is also always something to do. If you would like to volunteer your time* why not become a member? It's only $25 a year.
Your MICDA membership also helps to support all of our volunteer Working Groups and includes a quarterly newsletter directly into your inbox. Register today!
*Please note, some volunteer groups such as Magnetic Island Markets, Magnetic Island Network for Turtles and National Parks Volunteers require a MICDA membership so that you're covered under MICDA's insurance. Please contact the Working Group Coordinator if you need further information to register your interest.