Council’s Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa initiative exists to motivate and support residents of the Maranoa to live happier and healthier lives. With a range of programs, activity and events on offer throughout the region, Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa has a vision to see an exciting well-being culture emerge in our community.
Residents are encouraged to get involved in the free or affordable programs and activities in their area today!
For more information, please click the links below:
The next round (Round 10) of the Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) Get Started Vouchers program is due to open on 12 July 2017.
What is Get Started Vouchers?
Under the Get Started Vouchers program, vouchers of up to $150 are available to eligible children and young people, which can help pay for the cost of sport or recreation club membership, and/or participation fees through registered Get Started Vouchers clubs.
If the child/young person or their parent/carer/guardian holds a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, they can apply straight away online. In this case, there is no need to worry about having a recommendation from referral agents.
Alternatively, children who do not fall into the above category can still apply by being nominated by a registered referral agent. The full details of referral agent information and eligibility requirements are outlined online.
Flexible Financial Hardship Support funding of up to $500 per household is available for drought affected community members. Residents are encouraged to apply by submitting the form and providing supporting documentation as required.
Note: a copy of a rates notice is required to confirm residency in the Maranoa local government region.
(Until funding allocation exhausted or 30/11/17)
There are two options for receiving the assistance:
Option 1: $500 in $50 vouchers to be used at selected stores in the Maranoa region
Option 2: Financial assistance up to $500 with a specific bill/account (bill to be provided with application)
Ø Funding is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment
Ø All claims are subject to assessment and approval by Maranoa Regional Council
Ø Applicants must reside within the Maranoa Regional Council area
Ø All vouchers and bill payments must be redeemed by 30 November 2017
Ø Vouchers may only be redeemed at the stores listed
Ø Eligible bills in Option 2 include, but are not limited to, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, farm insurance, accountants’ fees, machinery repairs, grocery store accounts, and training. Residents are encouraged to talk to Council (Grants Officer) if their bill does not fit under these headings to see if it is eligible for claim.
For further information:
Maranoa Regional Council
ROMA COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE
38-44 Hawthorne Street Roma QLD 4455
Postal Address: P.O Box 42 MITCHELL QLD 4465
P: 1300 007 662
D: (07) 4624 0200 M: 0417 908 461 F: (07) 4624 0590
THE QUEEN’S BATON RELAY IS COMING TO THE MARANOA – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR BATON BEARERS
The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to the Maranoa and you can be a part of its journey to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games!
During its time in Queensland, the Queen’s Baton will visit Roma and Mitchell, giving local people in these communities and the surrounds an opportunity to be involved in the Relay. Starting in Australia on 25 December 2017, the Queen’s Baton will travel for 100 days visiting communities across all states and territories, showcasing Australia’s history, culture, traditions, geography and people to the world.
For the full article, visit Maranoa Regional Council
Queen’s Baton Relay
– The QBR will be coming through Roma in the afternoon of 7 March, and Mitchell in the morning of 8 March 2018.
Nomination Criteria – the nominee must meet one of more of the following
– Must have achieved something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something extraordinary
– Made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community
– Have excelled or aspires to excel athletically or personally
– Contributes to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community.
– Minimum age must be 10 years old as of 25 December 2017 (start date of relay in Australia)
– Must be an Australian Citizen
– Nominator must explain in 100 words or less how the nominee meets the criteria and why they should be a Batonbearer.
Nominations can be made online at www.gc2018.com/qbr by the closing date of 15 May.
Starting this Saturday, Qantas has upgraded our aircraft servicing Roma!
This means the recent aircraft weight issues we have been experiencing should be alleviated (depending on the heat) and what is even better, we can now accommodate more passengers on our special resident fare!
We now have extra resident fares departing Roma this coming Saturday, please contact us on 46221416.
FoodAssist Dalby is now visiting Roma every Friday 9-10.30 at the PCYC Car park George Street West. We have $30 hampers that will contain lots of goodies, please order by messaging FoodAssist Dalby or call 46622967. This is open to everyone so you don’t need a concession or health care card. We also have EFTPOS available
For contents of each week’s hamper please refer to the Facebook page below.
Facebook: FoodAssist Dalby