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Capricorn Enterprise campaign for stadium funding

THEY are running hard for the try line and Mary Carroll is hoping the Premier and Treasurer are on their team to build a stadium and conference centre.

The Capricorn Enterprise chief executive officer is spearheading the campaign to secure State Government funding for the $150million proposal.

The organisation will be stating its case through the Strong Choices' rural and regional economic development program.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls said $700 million would be put aside for the program from asset sales, which will go ahead if the LNP is re-elected in March next year.

Ms Carroll is doubtful the government will offer any financial commitment while the Strong Choices and Queensland Plan campaigns are being finalised.

But having already secured a funding commitment to build a stadium if the NRL award a premiership franchise to Rockhampton, she believes the commitment will come.

Yesterday's stories on the stadium and convention centre:

Central Queensland has rugby league nursery to succeed

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Eddie to market rugby league club to community and business

Although Ms Carroll will not bide her time waiting for the response idly.

"We are getting out on the front foot and being proactive," she said.

"We can't be complacent. We are simply reminding (the government) in the public arena."

Ms Carroll has urged others in the community to do the same.

The plan has already garnered the support of business and community leaders and The Morning Bulletin.

But Ms Carroll said she has been told broader community support for the stadium and conference centre needs to be shown. 

She is encouraging people to go online The Bully's website and write comments of support for the bid, along with letters to the editor, to show the widespread support.

Mr Nicholls yesterday said public submissions were open for Queenslanders to tell the government how funds from asset sales should be allocated.

"If Rockhampton residents and community leaders believe a stadium and convention centre is a priority for the city, they should provide a submission, ahead of the final Strong Choices plan being released in September," he said.

Ms Carroll said Mr Nicholls, Premier Campbell Newman and Environment Minister Andrew Powell had all been very receptive to their proposal.

Mr Newman even praised the proposal. But Mr Nicholls would not reveal when it would be known if the proposal had been successful or not.  

Topics:  capricorn enterprise cq nrl bid stadium



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