Saving K’gari: The Campaign to save an island by John Sinclair

John Sinclair had completed writing his book before his death in February 2019, the manuscript was edited and published in June 2024.  The book was launched at the John Sinclair Memorial Lecture by Bob Brown on 15 June 2024. “John Sinclair stands tall … as one of the great environmental achievers of his time. This Continue reading

Proposed Feasibility Study for a Fraser Island Light Rail

Proposed Feasibility Study for a Fraser Island Light Rail between Kingfisher and Eurong Resorts with stops at Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) and Central Station 1st October 2015 Throughout its 44-year history FIDO has always operated on a shoe-string and we don’t intend to abandon our thrift ethic as a result of a very generous bequest made Continue reading

Kleinhardt Study

Tourism & Recreation Values of the Daintree and Fraser Island March 2002 Download the full report here  (1.4mb) Economic Assessment – Daintree & Fraser Island Undertook and analysis to determine the value of the Daintree Rainforest and Fraser Island to the Queensland State economy, for the Australian Rainforest Foundation. Daintree & Fraser Island, Australia High level Continue reading

Fighting Ferals on Fraser Island

Because it has been isolated from the mainland for the whole modern era (since European settlement) and because it was not subject to agricultural exploitation, Fraser Island escaped many invaders which have taken a heavy toll on the biodiversity of the mainland. There are relatively few weeds, no feral pigs, foxes and rabbits, but there Continue reading

Fraser Island Visitor Statistics

A Five Year “Progress” Chart Permit Type 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 Permits People Permits People Permits People Permits People Permits People (1 month) permits 30,588 111,199 33,202 120,323 33,713 122,797 35,061 128,434 36,476 130,163 (12 month) permits 403 N/A 403 N/A 370 N/A 353 N/A 267 N/A Permits to camp 20,093 81,849 20,087 82,765 Continue reading