Category Archives: Events

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201127: Annual Christmas Luncheon – Maranoa Regional Council – Sunday 6th December RSVP by 27th November

The 2020 Christmas Luncheon will commence 11.30am and conclude 2.30pm on Sunday,
6 December at Roma Bowls Club.


This is a free event with everyone in the region invited, especially those who may be away from friends and family this festive season. Guests will be treated to nibbles, a hot lunch, dessert, music, games and a visit from the man in red aka Santa.


Mayor Tyson Golder encourages residents to attend Council’s Christmas Luncheon.

“This is a fantastic event for Maranoa residents to socialise and get into the festive spirit,” Cr Golder said.


A bus service will be available for Mitchell, Surat, and Injune residents. Buses will depart from the towns’ Council Customer Service Centres at 10.15am.


A bus service will also be available for Yuleba residents and will depart from the Yuleba Council Customer Service Centre at 10.35am.


Both luncheon and bus bookings are essential and are needed by Friday, 27 November. Spaces are limited due to COVID restrictions. To secure your seat or book a table for a group, please contact Council’s Customer Service team on 1300 007 662.

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201127: Maranoa Australia Day Nominations Open – Closing 27th November


Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution in your community?

Maranoa Regional Council is reminding us that Australia Day nominations are now open for the Maranoa region with residents to submit nominations by Friday, 27 November 2020.

These awards are to acknowledge members of the community whose achievements deserve to be recognised at the 2021 Maranoa Australia Day Awards. T

The nine award categories include:

– Citizen of the Year Award Eligible nominees must be 26 years or older as of 26 January 2021
-Young Citizen of the Year Award Eligible nominees must be 25 years or younger as of 26 January 2021
-Community Event of the Year Nominated events must have been held in the relevant Maranoa Regional Council area between November 2019 and November 2020
-Cultural Award
-Sports Award Eligible nominees must be 26 years or older as of 26 January 2021
-Junior Sports Award Eligible nominees must be 25 years or younger as of 26 January 2021
-Member Contribution Award
-Achievement Award
– Andrea Murray Memorial Award Eligible nominees must be volunteers or employed in the disability sector.

Australia Day Awards 2021 – Nomination Form

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201128: A Touch of Webber A Taste of Rice – Basset Park Showgrounds – Saturday 28th November

The Musical extravaganza A Touch of Webber and A Taste of Rice will be taking the stage at Bassett Park Showgrounds 7pm Saturday, 28 November.
Created by independent South East Queensland company Opera Eagle’s Nest, there will be something for everyone as the group performs hits from the world’s most popular Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice musicals. Songs from Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat will be delivered in a cheeky, interactive and entertaining manner.
Tickets will be sold as tables and are on sale until Friday, 27 November or until sold out.
• A table for 2 people is $40
• A table for 3 people is $60
• A table for 6 to 8 people $120.
Purchase your tickets here
A licensed bar will be open from 6pm for the purchase of beverages prior to and throughout the show. Guests are welcome to bring appetizers creating an evening full of food, friends and fantastic entertainment!
On behalf of Council, Mayor Tyson Golder invites residents of all ages to experience an evening of high-quality entertainment normally not available in the region.
“Musical theatre hasn’t toured the region for quite a while so this is a fantastic event to add to your weekend plans supporting the region’s arts program,” Cr Golder said.
“Given that the show is towards the end of the year, this is an opportunity for local businesses to consider this event as an option for end of year staff parties.”
The show duration is 90 minutes with a 20 minute interval. Guests are asked to be seated by 6.45pm for a 7pm start.
For more information please contact Kym-Maree Walters and Natalie Walsh on 1300 007 662 or email



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201130: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – November

Ann Leahy’s November 2020 Funding Update

Ann Leahy’s Scholarships Guide  The Guide is a summary of contact numbers and website addresses for scholarships at major universities, agricultural colleges, training and apprenticeship information, and a listing of scholarships in a range of areas such as rural industry, veterinary, medicine, pharmacy, teaching, sport, engineering and the arts. Year 12 students in the Warrego Electorate will receive a copy of the 2020/21 Guide, however should any other students, teachers or mature age students require a copy it will be made available upon request from my Electorate Offices Ph 1800 814 479 or Ph 1800 625 430 or email

Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Round 107 will close at 11.59pm on 31st October 2020.  Grants from $500 and up to the value of $35,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community groups. New applicants are encouraged to watch the tutorials on the website. Further assistance with  registering or applying for a grant is available on Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.00pm (excluding public holidays) via Ph 3247 4284 or 1800 633 619, email;  Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:

SunSmart Shade Creation InitiativeApplications close on 9th November 2020.  The SunSmart Creation Initiative provides 80 percent matched funding up to $2,000 for portable shade and up to $30,000 for permanent shade for NFP organisations that cater to children 0-18 years. All eligible NFP organisations, for example schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres, and community groups, are encouraged to apply.  For more information email:; Ph 13 11 20,  Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:

National Shed Development Programme – Round 21 Applications close on Friday, 27th November 2020, with a strong focus on Health, Wellbeing and Physical Safety.  Please refer to the Information Sheet outlining changes, priorities and examples of eligible items       For further information, email   Ph 1300 550 009,  Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:

 Western Downs Regional Council  – Community Hardship and Assistance Grants Program  Applications opened on 1st June 2020 and close 1st June 2021 or sooner if all funds are expended.   Amounts of up to $10,000 in funding to provide ‘quick response’ financial assistance to eligible community organisations experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, including financial assistance to a community or sporting organisation to remain viable during the COVID-19 crisis as a result of lost income, financial hardship as a result of being unable to reclaim funds outlaid for an event or project cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, and projects to assist organisations develop alternate service delivery models.   To apply and for further information visit:

Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) – Round 20Tackling Tough Times Together is a rolling grants program with applications accepted at any time and assessed quarterly.  Applications for the Round 20 close on 25th February 2021.  The program’s aim is to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.  Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.  Three tiers of grants are available:  Up to $20,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;  Up to $60,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;  Up to $150,000 – applications for this tier are by Expression of Interest, and multi-year projects (up to three years) are welcomed. Applicants must speak with the TTTT team to discuss their project before applying. Expressions of Interest for the $150,000 tier must be received by 15th December 2020.   Projects in all tiers must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven areas, with a further breakdown of what can be funded on the website.  1. Building community resilience; 2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity; 3. Enhancing environmental sustainability; 4. Fostering cultural vibrancy; 5. Lifelong learning and education; 6. Economic strength; 7. Improving community health and social wellbeing.  For more information Ph 1800 170 020, email:; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:

FRRR – Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) – Small & Vital Grants – Round 7Applications close on 24th November 2020 for grants that can be used for a wide range of purposes including: Delivering activities, programs and services; Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials; Community infrastructure projects; and Operational and administrative costs associated with a project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery. Further detailed information of activities that will be considered for funding can be found on the website.  Small & Vital is a rolling grants program. The cut-off for submissions and outcome advisory dates of successful applicants are listed on the website.  If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project please contact FRRR on 1800 170 020, email:  Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:

Australian Government Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) – Round 2  Round 2 has been extended to 31st December 2020 – for eligible applicants who have not received assistance in Round 2  – i.e. since November 2019.   Up to $3,000 per household is available to farmers, farm workers or farm suppliers/contractors; who derive their primary income from farming-related activities; are experiencing hardship as a result of the drought; are over 18 years of age; who live or work in an eligible Local Government Area; and are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. The application form takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete.

Residents of Balonne, Bulloo, Maranoa Regional, Murweh, Paroo and Western Downs Regional Council areas apply to St Vincent de Paul Society via  For assistance with the application (if required) Ph 1300 846 643, email: or visit:

Residents of Quilpie Shire apply to The Salvation Army via   For assistance with the application (if required) Ph 1300 551 030.

 QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund (PRCF) The QCWA are currently assisting farmers and their families with household support in flood and drought affected areas, in every part of Queensland.  Assistance is limited to one successful application per calendar year. Support is given in the form of grocery vouchers, store credit or being able to pay some overdue accounts such as utility bills. For more information, Ph 07 3026 1220 email:; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:

Australian Government Support and National ServicesIndividuals, families, farms, and rural and regional communities can access a range of services and support to help them manage during times of hardship, including drought, and prepare for future conditions.   It is important that those in need of support do not self-assess their eligibility for assistance and instead seek advice from an expert, like a rural financial counsellor.  For more information on services and assistance available, please access the following link:

The Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland (RFCS-SQ)Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland provides free, impartial, confidential, and responsive rural financial counselling services, supporting and assisting primary producers, and small and medium businesses experiencing financial hardship.  For more information, Small and Medium Business call 1300 732 777, Primary Producers 07 4622 5500 or visit:  If you do not have internet access, please contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or; for assistance.

Other Grants and Assistance available to Businesses and Employers, Individuals and Households: To find information and stay up-to-date on the Australian Government’s latest support for businesses and employers, individuals and households visit:  or call 13 28 46. For Queensland Government business grants and assistance visit:   or Ph 1300 654 687.


Ann Leahy MP — Member for Warrego

Shadow Minister for Local Government

Roma Office       T: 4570 1100 or 1800 814 479 PO Box 945 ROMA Q  4455

Dalby Office T: 4519 0700 or 1800 625 430 PO Box 262 DALBY Q 4405

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201201: Roma Second Hand Store Opening – 1st December

Roma Second Hand Store is opening on 1st December –

Cnr of Alfred and McDowall Streets

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201202: Roma State College Prep Transition Sessions – 14th October to 2nd December


Wednesdays TERM 4

Please register for EACH WEEK your child will be attending

Sessions will take place from 2:30pm-3:00pm

Parent information sessions will be held at the same time as children’s sessions

Please meet in D Block (the building with the ramp)

Departmental regulations state adults must remain onsite with children

Please register for a ticket for EACH adult attending for COVID regulation purposes. Register here

Our Prep Transition Program creates a positive expectation and experience of the school setting

Please bring a hat and water bottle each week

Due to COVID restrictions there is a limit of one adult to one child attending with 25 adults maximum per group session. We will open up additional sessions should we meet capacity for each session



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201204: CWA Roma Branch – 57 Arthur Street – Yuletide Bonanza


Yuetide Bonaza

QCWA provides support and friendship for women of all ages in all areas of the state, rural and city. Handcraft, cookery, photography, international study

Canasta Players Wanted!
Any adult men or women who can play, or would like to learn how to play canasta, are invited to attend the Roma QCWA Rooms, 57 Arthur Street on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1.30 until approximately 4.30pm.
$5 includes Afternoon Tea. There is a lucky door prize and a reward for player with highest score each day.
Come along and enjoy the company of like minded friends, while playing your favourite card game.

For more information:  CWA Roma Branch Facebook Page

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