Wednesday 24 July 2013
Roma Administration Centre
NOTICE OF MEETING
Date: 23 July 2013
Mayor: Councillor R S Loughnan
Deputy Mayor: Councillor W S Wason
Councillors: Councillor J L Chambers
Councillor R J Denton
Councillor P J Flynn
Councillor W M Newman
Councillor C J O’Neil
Councillor M L Price
Councillor D J Schefe
Chief Executive Officer: Ms Julie Reitano
Senior Management: Mr Tony Klein (Director Community & Commercial Services)
Mr Michael Parker (Acting Director Infrastructure Services)
Mr Rob Hayward (Director Development, Facilities & Environmental Services)
Officers: Ms Jane Frith (Coordinator Corporate Communications)
Please find attached agenda for the General Meeting to be held at the Roma Administration Centre on July 24, 2013 at 9.00am.
Chief Executive Officer
TABLE OF CONTENTS
L Late Items
L.1 Southern Queensland Country Tourism Support for Contestable Grant 2
Prepared by: Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism
Attachment : SQCT Contestable Grant Council support............................. 4
Meeting: General 24 July 2013
Date: 22 July 2013
Item Number: L.1
File Number: D13/31434
Subject Heading: Southern Queensland Country Tourism Support for Contestable Grant
Classification: Open Access
Name of Applicant:
Author & Officer’s Title: Edward Sims, Manager - Major Projects, Economic Development & Tourism
Following a request in writing from Southern Queensland Country Tourism, in April 2013 Council gave its “in principle” support for an increase in annual membership fees for 2013-14 of $1792.00 .
This increase is in support of SQCT to win operational funds in direct proportion to its member contributions. Any new funds derived from this process this year will be directed to supporting the 2014 Autumn campaign.
This report seeks Council’s resolution to formally approve the increase and incorporate in its budget for the 2013-14 financial year.
Council approves the increase of $1792.00 for the 2013-14 membership year and authorises the Chief Executive Officer to endorse the notice of commitment attached to this report.
Body of Report:
Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT) must compete with the other Regional Tourism Associations across Queensland for grants for its operational funds from government. Funds are granted in direct proportion to member contributions, accordingly all local governments in the SQCT, RTO area have been requested to consider an increased contribution.
The requested additional amount represents an increase over and above the 2012-13 membership subscription of $15,206.00, making our total commitment for 2013-14 to $16,998.00.
The approval by Council of this increase in financial support will provide SQCT with a chance of a broader financial base by virtue of potential increased financial support from government , and additional funds with which to promote the region and support advertising and promotional expenditure for the autumn campaign for 2014.
MRC Chief Executive Officer Julie Reitano
MRC Councilor Ree Price
Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):
Financial Resource Implications:
Link to Corporate Plan:
Corporate Plan 2009-2013 — 8.4.2(a) To identify and implement actions that facilitates the development of the regional tourism industry.
SQCT Contestable Grant Council support
Report authorised by: