What’s in a name, asks council

NAME IT: Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex.
NAME IT: Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex. DOUG EATON

BYRON Shire Council is in the process of rebranding the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex and has launched a competition to "create a catchy name".

The prize on offer is a dinner at Raes on Wategos to the value of $300.

The council said the name should ideally reflect the sporting, event and cultural use of the complex; be easy to pronounce and spell and include the word "Byron".

The naming competition is open until May 2 and comes as the council prepares to vote to adopt a plan of management for the complex. The $17 million sports complex has been plagued with issues since it was opened in 2012, including problems with flooding of the playing fields and an aborted deal with the PCYC to manage the centre.

Last year, the council announced it would manage the complex itself with mayor Simon Richardson saying the complex had the potential to be "the jewel in the shire's crown" with revenue to be created through renting out the complex and fields and contracting caterers to utilise the commercial kitchen facilities.

In October last year, AFL Queensland signed a contract with the council to have a training base at the complex for the next five years. \

The deal included an $80,000 investment by AFL Queensland for goal posts and nets for the fields.

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Topics:  byron regional sport and cultural complex byron shire council

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