Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Region. AFL targets business for sponsorships

Businesses in Western Sydney, such as, infrastructure, property and manufacturing firms, will be prime sponsorship targets for the fledging Greater Western Sydney AFL club The AFL will inject $30 million into the Blacktown-based club over five years when it joins the competition from 2011, on top of the Norman distribution of about $ 7 million all clubs receive, The Australian Financial Review reported. The AFL will face competition for sponsorship and fans, in the region, from rugby league, rugby union and soccer


Blue Mountains. Tourists may be taxed

Blue Mountains City Council has given a project brief to "a number" of consultants who will advise the council on the best way to introduce any possible tourism tax as the cost of fixing ageing infrastructure that provides access to the "natural environment" was outstripping council revenue Tourism chiefs warn it will turn travellers away from popular destinations at a time when the economy is recovering after the GFC and a strong Australian dollar has made Australia a less attractive destination for international visitors, according to The Daily Telegraph.