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#41 CQItalia

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:28 AM

Live NRL is great news for CQ – Kerri-Anne Mesner Morning Bulletin


http://www.cqnrlbid....rning-bulletin/

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

Why expansion will/could happen:
1. Value on 9th game not negating expansion
2. Expansion based on long term viability, sustainability and strategic purposes
3. this relates to the ARLC's Strategic Plan (advantages of expansion to locations for the nrl & media)
4. Bids need to be NO Risk and low start up costs / strong financial backing
5. Some "protecting the heartland" discussion (importance of queensland)
6. TV deal based on only 16 team, 8 game structure negotiations

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:50 AM

Why expansion will/could happen:
1. Value on 9th game not negating expansion
2. Expansion based on long term viability, sustainability and strategic purposes
3. this relates to the ARLC's Strategic Plan (advantages of expansion to locations for the nrl & media)
4. Bids need to be NO Risk and low start up costs / strong financial backing
5. Some "protecting the heartland" discussion (importance of queensland)
6. TV deal based on only 16 team, 8 game structure negotiations


So does the last of these put the brakes on any expansion?
The $1.025 billion deal is based on the current NRL team numbers so unless one or two current clubs relocate or fold, it makes expansion less likely than before doesn't it?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

So does the last of these put the brakes on any expansion?
The $1.025 billion deal is based on the current NRL team numbers so unless one or two current clubs relocate or fold, it makes expansion less likely than before doesn't it?

to me it means expansion negotiations are yet to come..... its purely up to the ARLC (and what their Strategic Plan reveals on expansion)

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

Central Queensland meets Expansion Demands

http://www.cqnrlbid....ansion-demands/

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:45 AM

Central Queensland meets Expansion Demands

http://www.cqnrlbid....ansion-demands/


The CQ bidders have obviously recognised there is a potential negative in the outcome of the TV rights deal.
The statement in that article directly answers the question I put.
It'll be interesting to see if the case outlined there does put CQ at an advantage over the other hopeful ventures.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:02 AM

CQ NRL bid regional roadshow

CQ NRL bid CEO Denis Keeffe and chairman Geoff Murphy speak at the bid's regional roadshow at Gladstone.

VIDEO: http://www.gladstone...roadshow/14617/

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:04 AM

The CQ NRL Bid visits Ambrose State School



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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:24 AM

"The CQ NRL Bid recently launched the under 13 and under 14 development teams for 2012. I personally congratulate the following young men who were selected."

http://www.cqnrlbid....ure-is-assured/

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:26 AM

CQ rugby league bid still confident of NRL entry by 2016

29 August 2012 , 5:07 PM by Philip Staley

While NRL teams celebrate the recent five-year television deal, what does it mean for the NRL's expansion hopefuls?
The Central Queensland bid has managed to secure government funding for a new stadium and more than 40,000 members.
But with the NRL not likely to expand in the next five years, is all the hard work for nothing?
The bid's chief executive officer Denis Keeffe says he's still confident of entry into the NRL by 2016.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:27 AM

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:29 AM

www.cqnrlbid.com.au

Wednesday, 29th August, 2012


New heights for QLD with economic building blocks laid by Central QLD icon

Geoffrey Murphy is responsible for three billion dollars in development and construction throughout Central Queensland over the past 50 years, however his leadership and service to the region must be considered just as valuable.
His contribution to Central Queensland, the heartland of the state’s booming resources sector, has long been second-to-none and all Queenslanders stand to benefit from his continued influence on the development and engagement of this area, so crucial to our state’s economic growth.
Commercially, Murphy’s impact in the area has largely come through the work of the JM Kelly Group of Companies, of which his is the Managing Director and owner, and which is Queensland’s largest diversified and privately-owned construction business. As well as overseeing billions of dollars of regional construction, he has led the education and training of more than 500 tradesmen and women across the JM Kelly Group. He also hosts more than a hundred apprentices and trainees each year over the four JM Kelly Group sites in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay, and Brisbane.
Being the Chairman of Beef Australia Ltd and owning two commercial beef cattle properties in Central Queensland, he is also at ease with connecting with the region’s rural communities.
This connection with the Central Queensland community is also fostered through Murphy’s leadership and service to the area. Murphy has advised the state and federal government on the needs of small business, large private-sector organisations, as well as regional and rural providers. As a business graduate of Harvard University and a two-time Queensland Executive of the Year, his input is valued and sort-after. His Rockhampton-based air service, Kelly Aviation, also regularly flies individuals and families in need to and from Brisbane and most recently contributed resources to the 2011 flood recovery.
Murphy’s passion outside his family and work is Rugby League and from this passion stems the potential for Murphy to create an economic building block like none other for Central Queensland and Queensland as a whole.
His active support of Rugby League can be traced back to his role as a founding Director of the Rockhampton Brothers Rugby League Club and his membership of the 1980 Initiative, providing mentors to Queensland State of Origin players.
However as Chairman of the Central Queensland NRL Bid his current mission is to earn the go-ahead to establish the region’s own National Rugby League team, based in Rockhampton.
The Central Queensland bid has already received strong community, corporate and government support ahead of Australian Rugby League Commission’s decision whether to expand the National Rugby League competition as early as the 2015 season. Whatever decisions are made, Murphy has indicated that he and the Central Queensland NRL Bid team are here for the long run.
More than 40,000 rugby league fans have become members of the Central Queensland bid and more than 150 corporate partners, including QR National, have committed their support.
The Queensland Government has also committed to building a new state-of-the-art stadium in Rockhampton if the bid is successful and the financial strength of the region makes the venture low risk - according to data released by the Queensland Government in 2011, the economy of the Central Queensland NRL Bid territory represents nearly 20 per cent of Queensland’s economic activity and shows no signs of slowing up. CEO of the Central Queensland NRL Bid Denis Keeffe is also former CEO of the North Queensland Cowboys, who became National Rugby League grand finalists within four years of his leadership.
Keeffe says Geoffrey Murphy is the biggest asset of the Central Queensland bid team and the economic benefits for all Queenslanders to enjoy from the bid are very real.
“Geoff’s commercial success speaks volumes about his ability to lead not just viable, but lucrative ventures, and the fact he counts the love and loyalty of his family as his greatest accomplishment says even more about his character,” Mr Keeffe said. “It makes perfect sense that all Queenslanders stand to benefit from the development and engagement of the heartland of our booming resources sector and essentially our economy. “According to DEEDI, the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, the coal industry alone in Central Queensland is expected to continue to grow between 7 and 10 per cent per year over the next 5 to 10 years. “It’s clear the importance of Central Queensland to Queensland’s economic growth is not a passing fad and our message is, nor is the Central Queensland NRL Bid – we look forward to continued momentum as we gain more and more community, corporate and government support,” he said.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:11 AM

The Rock, Boom Logistics & JMK Sponsor CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Program



The CQ NRL Bid today announced its major sponsors for the 2012 Junior Development Program. Building on the success of an outstanding inaugural program in 2011 the CQ NRL Bid have partnered with leading Central Queensland companies The Rock, Boom Logistics and the JM Kelly Group to improve and extend the program in 2012.

FULL ARTICLE at http://www.cqnrlbid....opment-program/

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:23 AM



Talking about the games against SE QLD schools/sides and not holding back on development progression using resources

Thanks to The Rock, Boom Logistics and JMK
From WIN News, 31 August 2012

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:25 AM



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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

Keeffe calls for rail to go west

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A FAST-TRAIN rail service from Rockhampton to Bundaberg would be even better if the proposal included a line to western towns.
CQ NRL Bid chief executive Denis Keeffe said the rail service proposed by Capricorn Enterprise, to go via Gladstone, would be great for the community for work and recreation purposes.
Mr Keeffe was one of the people interviewed for the pre-feasibility study, which was handed over to the State Government last week.
"I think it's the most wonderful idea ever," he said.
"It should also be connected to the Central Highlands."
The line would provide Bundaberg, Gladstone and Emerald faster access to Rockhampton which would benefit the CQ NRL Bid.
The pre-feasibility study for the fast-rail proposal is now in the hands of Transport Minister Scott Emerson.
It's up to the State Government to decide if the next step, a feasibility study, is undertaken.
The proposal showed a three-car electric train running at a 70% load rate could travel between Rockhampton and Bundaberg in less than an hour and take 177 cars off the road every day.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:03 AM

Barba's stellar season

5th September 2012 10:00 AM


AFTER a near Cinderella season, Mackay's Ben Barba is now considered among the best players in the NRL.

Mackay’s Ben Barba has gone from strength to strength this year and was tipped to take the Dally M player of the year award last night.
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AFTER a near Cinderella season, Mackay's Ben Barba is now considered among the best players in the NRL.

He capped off a stellar year by running away with the prestigious Dally M Medal at a gala function at Sydney Town Hall last night.

He finished the home-and-always rounds with 32 votes, six ahead of Cowboys' Matt Bowen (26) and seven ahead of Storm halfback Cooper Cronk.

Barba finished the regular NRL season equal leading try scorer with 21, alongside Cowboys' Ashley Graham.

The dynamic Canterbury fullback also had more line-breaks than any other NRL player this season.

Barba earned favouritism for winning the Dally M Medal last night, the league's highest individual honour, after a season that yielded several length-of-the-field tries.

The fringe Queensland player has thrived under the coaching of Des Hasler and is now an NRL force.

Mackay rugby league fan and identity Alf Abdullah said Barba deserved the prestigious award, after a five-star performance over the past month.

Abdullah praised Barba's brilliance and noted his near man-of-the-match efforts over the past month were why many had claimed he had been the NRL's best player.

"His last four or five games have been outstanding," he said of the former Mackay player.

Abdullah said Hasler's work with Barba had made him a near complete player this season.

"Hasler has done a lot of work him, particularly in defence, and that has improved that part of his game immensely," he said.

Dad Ken Barba, speaking from Sydney yesterday, said his son had his eye firmly on winning the grand final.

"His form this season has been a credit to Canterbury for showing faith in him. Whatever happens we'll be proud of him."

Mackay rugby league patron Col Grosskreutz felt Barba would go close to a bench spot for the Maroons next season.

A humbled Barba was also crowned Fullback of the Year and claimed the Provan-Summons People's Choice Award and the Peter Frilingos Memorial Award for that magical length-of-the-field try he set up for Josh Morris against the Storm in round 16.

All that remains now is for Barba to cap a season to remember with a premiership, starting with Manly this Friday night at ANZ Stadium.


http://www.dailymerc...stellar-season/


Barba highlights the continued production line of CQ talent.

11 Juniors in the NRL Finals Week 1 (included players on extended bench)

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:09 AM

"The CQ NRL Bid is off to Mackay this Saturday. This is your chance to ask the CEO, Denis Keeffe, and our Chairman, Geoff Murphy, all your questions. We will be at the Mackay Junior Rugby League Grand Finals at Virgin Australia Stadium so come in and see us and also watch some great footy as the Juniors give it their best."

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:01 AM

EXPANSION CONFUSION

http://www.cqnrlbid....sion-confusion/

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:11 AM

Well Done to the CQ Bid Group B)
Have to admire their option to stay positive & await more solid info from the ARLC.

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