CQ NRL Bid Timeline

  • March 2009 – CQ NRL Bid Launched
  • June 2009 – CQ NRL Bid Petition Launched
  • January, 2010 – Denis Keeffe commenced as CQ NRL Bid CEO
  • February, 2010 – 10,000 petition members
  • April, 2010 – Kevin Rudd signs the petition
  • July, 2010 – CQ NRL Bid Corporate Partnership Program Launched
  • July, 2010 – CQ NRL Bid acquire Brothers Leagues Club. Renamed CQ Leagues Club.
  • September, 2010 – Received written commitment from Premier Anna Bligh to build a stadium
  • September, 2010 – 100 Corporate Partners reached.
  • October, 2010 – QR National announce Major Sponsorship of the CQ NRL Bid
  • November, 2010 – Employment of Business & Community Development Manager Walson Carlos
  • November, 2010 – NRL CEO David Gallop visits Central Queensland
  • December, 2010 – 20,000 petition members
  • March, 2011 – Stanwell Junior Development Program Announced
  • April, 2011 – QR National Schools and Scholarship Programs Launched
  • May, 2011 – 30,000 petition members
  • August, 2011 – CQ Coal Industry Alliance invest $450,000 in CQ NRL Bid for the development of comprehensive business plan for NRL.
  • October, 2011 – Formalized MOU with CQ University.
  • October, 2011 – Inaugural Junior Development Team completes clean sweep of Northern and Southern Tours beating the best schoolboy teams in Queensland.
  • February, 2012 – Received written commitment from LNP Leader Campbell Newman to build a stadium if elected.
  • March, 2012 – 150th Corporate Partner signed up.