Corporate support for sporting teams

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As part of its ongoing support of the community, council is a proud supporter of the region's four elite sporting teams that compete in sanctioned Queensland Cup competitions.

The Mackay Cutters Rugby League team, Whitsunday Sharks Netball team and Mackay Meteors and Meteorettes Basketball sides contribute significantly to the economic and lifestyle benefits of our community.

Promoting active lifestyles and delivering physical activity remained a key objective of council's health and well being programs.

Council's financial support is tied to a number of tangible outcomes, which the teams are required to meet on an annual basis.

Mayor Greg Williamson said it was important for council – one of the region's largest employers – to develop partnerships with the region's elite sporting teams.

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