Council scouts out partnership

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Councillors (SDRC) yesterday voted to become sponsorship partners in a massive event to hit Stanthorpe later in the year.

About 2000 people are expected to attend the inaugural Scouts Queensland 2010 Cuboree, to be held at Stanthorpe from September 24 to 28.

Mayor Ron Bellingham yesterday said he believed the event was “extremely valuable” at the corporate services committee meeting in Warwick.

“I think this is an incredible opportunity for our community to be part of a very significant event,” Cr Bellingham said.

Scouts Queensland approached the SDRC about becoming a “Gold Plus Partner” of the event, which involves council spending about $6900 to provide in-kind support in September.

It also gives council the opportunity for exclusive naming rights of an activity and will give the region extensive coverage during Scouts Queensland advertising campaigns of the event.

Councillors wasted no time in showing their support for the event with Cr Denise Ingram moving a motion to approve the recommendation as soon as corporate services director Andy Ireland had finished his report.

Deputy Mayor Peter Blundell seconded and the motion was carried.



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