The process to nominate Moreton Bay for World Heritage listing started in 2017. The state government has budgeted $1.3 million to develop the nomination of North Stradbroke and Moreton islands as a World Heritage Area.

QYAC chief executive officer Cameron Costello said that it was uncommon for a listing process to be led by traditional owners.

The proposed area for listing was 3200 square kilometres covering North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island and Moreton Bay. Retrieved from

Dredging in the World Heritage Listed Moreton Bay would be prohibited, effectively meaning that  the Toondah Harbour redevelopment could not go ahead.