SEQN Region

Leading creativity, arts and cultural development in the South East Queensland North (SEQN) region.

CAA’s footprint stretches across the lands North towards K’Gari and encompassing Gympie, East including Minjerribah and South towards Meeanjin, across the wider region on which First Nations Peoples have maintained Cultural connections for countless generations through trade and commerce, art, relations and cultural life.

Redlands

Sitting South-East of the city of Brisbane, Redlands region encompasses North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), other smaller islands of Southern Moreton Bay, stunning coastal villages with a mix of urban development and bushland. Over 147,000 people live in this region. Major suburbs include suburbs Capalaba, Cleveland, Victoria Point, and Redland Bay.

Home to clear blue waters and significant coastal wetlands spanning 335km of coastline, the region is teeming with an abundance of marine life and over 1700 native species.

The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land are the Quandamooka people.

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Moreton Bay

Located North of Brisbane, the Moreton Bay region covers over 2000km2, the third largest local government area in Australia. The Moreton Bay region is a diverse area boasting rural townships, urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts.

The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land include the Jagera/ Turrbal, Jinibara and the Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi peoples.

The waters of Moreton Bay are largely sheltered by Moreton, Stradbroke and Bribie Islands, creating a unique coastal environment for sea life including dugong, whales and turtles. Inland from the coast, the hinterland region boasts stunning scenery, including that of the D’Aguilar mountain range and Woodford.

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Somerset

The Somerset region sits an hour West of Brisbane and has an area of 5382km2. The region is home to 25,000 people and includes the townships of Esk, Fernvale, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah. The region is made up of breathtaking mountain scenery, rolling hills, native rainforests, trickling creeks and waterways, and a stunning patchwork of agricultural countryside.

The area also encompasses the catchment for the Brisbane River and is home to the Somerset and Wivenhoe dams.

The First Peoples of the district include the Jagera/Yagera people and Jinibara peoples.

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Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast region is located 100kms North of Brisbane, covers 1633km2 and is home to over 346,000 people.

Sunshine Coast is known for its pristine coastline, dotted with popular beaches and small coastal towns, rainforests, waterfalls, mountains and tourist attractions. Some of the more popular beaches include Coolum, Mooloolaba and Caloundra, while the Hinterland boasts heritage towns Montville, Maleny and the uniquely stunning Glasshouse Mountains.

The traditional Owners and Custodians of the land are the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi and Jinibara peoples.

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Noosa

Situated at the northern tip of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa Shire covers an area of 871km2 and is home to more than 55,000 people. While Noosa Heads is a popular tourist and holiday spot year round, the Noosa Shire also includes smaller towns such as Tewantin on Noosa River and Kin Kin and Pomona in the Hinterland. 

The Traditional Owners and original custodians of the land are the Kabi Kabi / Gubbi Gubbi people.

Noosa Shire Council was re-established as a local government in 2014. It followed a hard-fought community campaign over several years to restore its shire, following the amalgamation of three Sunshine Coast councils in 2008. It is recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and has a proud history of preserving its natural environment. Thirty five percent of the Shire is protected as either a National Park, reserve or conservation area.

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Gympie

The Gympie Regional Council area is located in South-East Queensland, about 160 kilometres North of Brisbane. Gympie has a unique heritage as Queensland’s first gold-mining town, with beautiful valley pastures and untouched coastal landscapes.

The Traditional Owners of the Gympie region are the Gubbi Gubbi (or Kabi Kabi) Aboriginal people. The area is named from the Aboriginal word “gimpi” meaning “stinging tree”.

The Gympie Regional Council area encompasses a total land area of about 6,900km2 and is home to around 50,000 people spread between the main town of Gympie and smaller rural and coastal townships.

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