Coffs Harbour City Council’s sponsorship of Rally Australia is back on the agenda for the next council meeting.
Coffs Harbour City Council’s sponsorship of Rally Australia is back on the agenda for the next council meeting. Rally Australia

Rally sponsorship to go back on Council’s agenda

COFFS Harbour City Council and the community are divided over last Thursday's decision at the council meeting to scrap rate-payer sponsorship of the upcoming Rally Australia event in November.

Councillors John Arkan, Sally Townley, Nan Cowling and Mark Sultana voted against approving the council's sponsorship arrangements while mayor Denise Knight and Cr Keith Rhoades voted for the motion.

At the next council meeting on Thursday April 28, Cr Rhoades plans to put forward a rescission motion to reverse the decision.

Cr Rhoades said those councillors who voted against renewing council's Rally Australia sponsorship agreement need to re-consider the reasons behind their decision.

"It's up to those four councillors to have a re-think of their position," Cr Rhoades said.

"I'm sure they will realise if they would have just thought about it a little bit more about the ramifications of a negative decision on this and the implications to the local economy that the event brings in."

For the full wrap-up, see this Wednesday's edition of the Advocate.

Do you think Coffs Harbour City Council gets value for money from its sponsorship of Rally Australia?

This poll ended on 20 April 2016.

Current Results

Yes, absolutely.

71%

I'd like to see the Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour but I don't think Council should sponsor it.

11%

No, I think Council's money could be better spent.

15%

I'm undecided.

1%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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