A report inviting expressions of interest for a Naming Rights Sponsorship partner for the Quad Park precinct was today endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council.
Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said the Quad Park precinct consists of an area of 45 hectares which boasts multiple sporting facilities including a national standard playing field, a 1050 seat stadium, 10 sports fields and Lake Kawana.
“As the region’s premier multi sporting facility Quad Park is home to two regional teams playing in state and national titles in various sports and up to 50 other local sporting user groups,” he said.
“Stockland Development Pty Ltd has recognised the benefits of sponsoring the precinct over the past seven years and this agreement expires on 30 June 2014.
“Today’s endorsement allows council to develop and implement a process for the selection of a Naming Rights Sponsorship partner for the Quad Park precinct.
“In accordance with section 228 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, council is authorised to commence an expression of interest process before inviting written tenders.
“Council would like to hear from suitably qualified organisations interested in the Naming Rights Sponsorship before the tender selection process commences.
“Once the preferred Naming Rights Sponsorship partner is identified, a further report will be presented to council for a decision on the successful sponsor.”
Economic Development (Tourism, Sport and Major Events) Portfolio Holder Councillor Jason O’Pray said the Quad Park Precinct has attracted world championship events, state and national titles in a range of sports injecting significant revenue into the Coast’s economy.
“The precinct has hosted many high profile business and recreational events such as the Sunshine Coast Home and Caravan Show and major events such as Nitro Circus and Color Run,” he said.
“With over 210,000 spectators and patrons using the Quad Park precinct facilities over the last financial year, this provides fantastic exposure for sponsors who are looking for local, state, national and worldwide brand exposure.
“Opportunities like this don’t come along every day, so I encourage any high profile companies to express their interest today.”
Expressions of Interest can be submitted in writing to council’s EOI Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 5475 7272.