Supporting Local Government
Peak is 100% owned by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and operate as a profit-for-purpose enterprise. This means all profits go towards boosting the LGAQ’s work of advising, supporting and representing Queensland’s councils.
We are here to support your community
We support the communities where we live and do business and we demonstrate this by sponsoring a variety of local events across Queensland. These events and initiatives are run by councils - contributing to fundraising for local causes, boosting economic development and enhancing liveability across the state.
As well as direct sponsorship, we partner with councils to deliver numerous benefits to local communities, including grant writing assistance to secure funding for key projects, supporting the participation of local suppliers in procurement programs and delivering project management support for social infrastructure projects.
Community Support Program
Peak prides itself on supporting local community activities and have introduced a Community Support Program. Peak operations and people are part of the fabric of rural and regional Queensland.
In determining what events and initiatives this program supports, Peak assesses the overall application by the council to determine the impact on various aspects including liveability, economic development and social outcomes, with an overall aim of supporting innovation and building community resilience.
During the past financial year, Peak Services has supported numerous community-based events under the Community Support Program. Including, but not limited to:
- 2022 Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride (Somerset Regional Council) - The Event Beneficiary ‘Mercy Community Lowood’ provides targeted support and services to children and families in the Lowood and surrounding areas, such as an Integrated Early Years’ Service, Targeted Family Support Service, and Centrelink Agency.
- 2022 Bedourie Camel and Pig Races (Diamantina Shire Council/Simpson Desert Oasis Roadhouse) - The event is to benefit the Queensland’s tourism economy, driving visitation and supporting local jobs.
- 2022 Carpentaria Mayoral Ball (Carpentaria Shire Council) - Providing financial support to a north Queensland community to support an event that drives strong economic and social outcomes for the region.
- 2022 Beat the Heat (Cloncurry Shire Council) - The festival aims to bring the community together and attract tourists to celebrate Cloncurry. Aims to keep tourists in the region for longer, boosting the local economy.
- 2022 Legends of League Norfolk Island (Norfolk Island Regional Council) - This community-based event brings positive impacts to the local community. Specifically to Economic growth, Health and Wellbeing; promoting a First Nation Community; aiding Children & Youth Adolescence and Local Government.
- 2023 Northern Peninsular Mud Rally and Pig Hunt (Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council) - Brings the community together and draws visitors to the Cape York Peninsula. Hunting is an integral and essential part of life in the NPA and this event is an opportunity to reflect, respect and celebrate this culture. The Pig Hunt pits hunter against hunter while enabling caring for country by reducing feral pigs and their detrimental impact on our environment.
- 2023 Dirt N Dust Festival (McKinlay Regional Council) - The festival supports tourism and provides financial stimulus in the region.
- 2023 Festival of Outback Skies (Flinders Regional Council) - The festival is designed to attract tourists to the region and bring the community together and embrace the essence of the Outback.
- 2023 Dinner En Rouge (Redland City Council) - Redlands Coast’s annual fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to help prevent domestic and family violence.
- 2023 Santos GLNG Mayors Ball (Gladstone Regional Council) - To raise funds for the Zonta Club of Gladstone, Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (Wildlife Environment Conservative Foundation), Gladstone Animal Rescue Group. All proceeds from the Ball will be equally distributed between the beneficiaries in furtherance of objectives.
Peak led awards and fundraising initiatives
Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Councils Innovation Award
The Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Council Innovation Award was created by Peak Services in 2018 to recognise the innovative contribution to Queensland made by Graeme ‘Butch’ Lenton as Mayor of Winton.
A Long Drive for Drought
Founded in 2019 by Brent Reeman, our Managing Director and CEO, by an inspiration to do something positive for the drought impacted communities across Queensland.
Now in its fourth year, the Long Drive For Drought supports QLD farmers through a charity partnership with Drought Angels. This event not only supports farmers, but also all the regional towns and communities the convoy visits over 9 days travelling over 3,000 km through outback Queensland. To date, the event has raised over $407,000 for Drought Angels.