CQ NRL Bid lists top feats of 2011

THE CQ NRL Bid team says it has experienced massive growth in all of its "key performance indicators" for 2011, advancing the argument for Central Queensland's inclusion into the NRL competition.

With stellar growth throughout the year, the board recently identified a few notable achievements for 2011:

More than 35,000 Bid members, which is up from around 20,000 in 2010.

More than 130 corporate partners, also up significantly from 2010.

Almost 11,000 CQ Leagues Club members, which is up from approximately 4,000 in 2010.

Introduction of the QR National Schools Program which involves visiting more than 120 Central Queensland schools in conjunction with the local QRL and ARL officers.

Introduction of the QR National Scholarship Program which provides 12 scholarships for CQ youths for education and sporting expenses, mentoring and professional sport guidance.

Establishment of the first CQ NRL team - the Stanwell under-13 development program and team.

A world standard stadium, incorporating much-needed convention facilities committed and reaffirmed by the government and now also by the opposition.

Production of a robust Business Plan, Market Research Analysis, Media Analysis, and Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) all of which are being scrutinised by a national accounting firm.

Significant financial investments from the CQ corporate sector, including leading companies in the CQ coal industry.

Maternity unit safe

Maternity unit safe

Promising future for Emerald maternity services

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Heart of event hasn't changed.

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

A Springsure local took to the road last Friday for a hay run.

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