Ausbuild teams up with Dolphins NRL

Published 11:00am 22 November 2022

Ausbuild teams up with Dolphins NRL
Words by Kylie Knight

Developer and home builder Ausbuild has inked a three-year sponsorship deal with NRL newcomers the Dolphins ahead of their debut season in 2023.

It makes Ausbuild the Official Community Partner of the Dolphins in a $1 million deal that will deliver community initiatives across the Moreton Bay Region including game-day activations, local events, and fundraising activities.

Ausbuild Joint Managing Director Matthew Bell says community engagement is important to both organisations.

“We’re excited to be partnering with the Dolphins in their debut season, and beyond,” Mr Bell says.

Ausbuild has a significant footprint in Moreton Bay through our two master planned communities, The Sanctuary and Montrose, which are being delivered alongside an award-wining Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

“We know the Moreton Bay Region has a strong rugby league fan base and our three-year partnership with the Dolphins will deliver numerous benefits to the community through our game-day activations, local events, and fundraising through Ausbuild’s Housing for Happiness project.

“We will also be allocating 200 tickets to each home game to a variety of local community groups, schools, and volunteers, alongside community-focused Guard of Honour activations, and halftime entertainment at four home games.”

Ausbuild’s Housing for Happiness project was launched at a gala event at the Dolphins Leagues Club in August, raising $103,950 for youth housing provider Chameleon Housing.

Fundraising activities will continue in 2023 as part of Ausbuild’s ongoing commitment to the charity and its vision to deliver a second youth shelter in Moreton Bay.

Wave of support

Dolphins Chief Executive Officer Terry Reader says the club has been humbled by the support of communities and fans across South East Queensland.

“Engaging with our community, and fan base, on and off the field is so important,” Mr Reader says.

“To have a community partner of Ausbuild’s calibre, who is equally motivated and committed to making a positive impact through the sport, is a fantastic outcome for the Dolphins.

“Aubuild are synonymous with our local community here with two wonderful sites in Warner and Morayfield not to mention (they are) responsible for over 75 communities built since 1988 when they started.

“One of the big parts of the partnership is that they will be giving back to our local fans and community through the schools and club partnership with ticketing for our game days and making the tunnel for when the boys run out.

“It’s wonderful that we’ve got a sponsor who wants to give back to our community and actually make it more engaging for our fans, especially here at our home ground here at Moreton Daily Stadium.”

Mr Reader says the format would be similar to Ausbuild’s partnership with the New Zealand Warriors during their season in the region this year.

“The schools, clubs and local community will be the winners out of the partnership,” he says.

Last month, Ausbuild was recognised for its commitment to community at the Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards, taking top honours for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence.

Ausbuild is one of Queensland’s largest privately-owned developers, with a 34-year history of delivering master planned communities across South East Queensland.

The company is presently delivering two master planned communities in the Moreton Bay Region, The Sanctuary in Warner and Montrose in Morayfield.

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