The bottom line is not the only defining characteristic of a great company. The way we do business and impact we have upon the surrounding community is also a critical measure of our success.
McCosker believes that all people deserve the best chance in life and are very proud to continue our support to the local community year after year. To date, McCosker has donated substantial amounts of money and countless hours of free services to those in need. On top of this we are especially proud of our employees who have contributed on their own behalf.
We are proud to be involved with and support local events that take place. This enables us to spend time with, and support the interests and hobbies of our very own employees and others in the community.
McCosker also appreciate the value of education and actively support the Australian Technical Colleges, EQIP (Education Queensland & Industry Partnership) and local schools in the Gladstone Region.
Those seeking corporate sponsorship of any upcoming activities or events should contact our Community Relations representative via our contact page, or simply make an application for support here.
McCosker Contracting have been involved in motorsport within Central Queensland since the company’s inception in 1995. Since 2009, McCosker Contracting have built and raced Super Stockers competitively with a team comprising of Bob McCosker, Danny Hughes and Brady Vohland (as the lead mechanic) setting the dynamic for team work within the company. In 2015, Bob McCosker moved from Super Stockers to Super Sedans, adding the third vehicle to our racing fleet. Bob aims to race the Super sedan as far north as Mackay and South as Brisbane.
You can follow the McCosker team at events in Gladstone, Rockhampton, Blackwater, Toowoomba, Archerfield, Gympie, Bundaberg and Mackay.
McCosker Calliope Rodeo & Ute Muster
McCosker Contracting has been the proud naming rights sponsor to the McCosker Calliope Rodeo & Ute Muster since 2009. The Rodeo is held over two huge days with over 150 competitors fighting it out in Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Barrell events and Ute Musters for over $20,000 in prize money. The two day event also boasts live music, children and adult entertainment, bar and food, clothing and novelty stalls!You can even take your swag down and camp the night.
The rodeo year after year brings in over 5000 people to the region and increases tourism dollars spent within the Gladstone shire. Most importantly money raised goes back to the local community to which McCosker Contracting are proud to be a part of.
2016 McCosker Calliope Rodeo & Ute Muster is being held on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September at the Calliope Rodeo grounds, Taragoola Road, Calliope
Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (QITRC)
McCosker Contracting is dedicated to the ongoing support as a major sponsor of the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, Gladstone’s first permanent marine turtle rehabilitation facility. QITRC consists of multiple containment tanks, a 9 metre pool and a treatment room, licenced to rehabilitate up to ten marine turtles at any one time. The majority of turtles received to the hospital have been green sea turtles, but the carers have also rehabilitated hawskbills, flatbacks and even a baby loggerhead!
As a not for profit organisation QITRC relies heavily on community support, with a large portion of the centre's duties covered by a team of dedicated and trained local community volunteers.
Have you spotted an ill or injured turtle? Please phone 0408 431 304 immediately.
Australian Animal Care and Education (AACE)
McCosker Contracting work closely with Australian Animals Care and Education Inc. (AACE) a non for profit organisation which is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of our natural environment. AACE plays an active role in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, ill and orphaned wildlife (Northern and Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats and Nailtail Wallabies) and provides ongoing support and assistance to its many volunteer wildlife carers. AACE manages a number of captive breeding programs and partners with Government authorities, universities and zoological institutions to conduct vital research on Australian wildlife, with emphasis on endangered species.