Engagement vital for CQ Bid's success

THE CQ NRL Bid team believes it has nailed down its "point of difference" to separate itself from rival bids also seeking a place in the NRL competition.

CQ Bid chief executive Dennis Keefe and chairman Geoff Murphy met with representatives at NRL headquarters last week to further discuss criteria the NRL panel will consider when making its final decision on the successful franchise.

Near the top of a long list of factors such as a stadium, viability and competitiveness was community engagement. This aspect according to Keeffe was a key selling point.

"The CQ NRL Bid is not wealthy and does not have massive resources but we are committed to our "point of difference" - community engagement," he said.

"We have ticked all of the critical boxes but we have absolutely excelled at community engagement.

"It is our pride and joy and it is the ingredient that is responsible for the massive gap between the CQ NRL Bid and the other cities and regions bidding for a NRL Licence."

A full list of the CQ Bid's community activities is available from the website.

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