Category Archives: News

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191031: Commerce Roma Events

Commerce Roma

The purpose of Commerce Roma is to provide networking, advocacy, information and promotions for the current and future business community. Commerce Roma aim to increase confidence, knowledge and support for businesses in Roma in order to build a sustainable local economy.

Established in 1996, Commerce Roma was originally known as the Roma Business Development Association. A name change in 2003 initiated a fresh and new enthusiasm for Commerce development in the Maranoa.

Becoming a member will place you at the centre of business development and opportunity in the region with access to people, resources, information and promotion required to develop your business.

Mail:  PO Box 1109  Roma  Qld 4455


Website:  Commerce Roma

Facebook Page: Commerce Roma

Commerce Roma EventsNick Pritchard

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191115: Active Clubs Program – Funding for clubs – closes 15th November

Funding boost equips local clubs to get Queenslanders active

The Palaszczuk Government is inviting community sport and recreation clubs to apply for funding of up to $2,000 to help pay for equipment and training that encourages participation.

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said a total of $5 million is available over three years under the Active Clubs program to support quality physical activity experiences for Queenslanders.

Active Clubs is a key element of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1.3 billion plan to Activate! Queensland,” said Mr de Brenni.

“We will be backing around 1,000 Queensland organisations this year alone, by helping with the costs of essential equipment like bats and balls, or through training and support for coaches and support staff.

“And to make things easier for volunteers, the simple online application process only takes around 10 minutes to complete.”

Mr de Brenni said Active Clubs would help local groups to provide high quality opportunities by having the right training and equipment to deliver programs and services so Queenslanders can participate at the grassroots level.

“It shouldn’t matter if you enjoy netball or football, cricket or croquet, track and field or triathlon, if you’re a Queenslander you should be able to get quality opportunities to participate at your local club,” he said.

“This program is a key element of Activate! Queensland – the State’s first 10-year plan to get more Queenslanders more active, more often,” he said.

Clubs can apply for funding here:

The program opens on 17 October 2019 and closes on 15 November 2019.

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191129: Maranoa Australia Day Nominations closing 29th November

Maranoa Australia Day nominations now open!

Australia Day nominations are now open for the Maranoa region with residents to submit nominations by Friday, 29 November 2019.

These awards are to acknowledge members of the community whose achievements deserve to be recognised at the 2020 Maranoa Australia Day Awards.

The nine award categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
    Eligible nominees must be 26 years or older as of 26 January 2020
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award
    Eligible nominees must be 25 years or younger as of 26 January 2020
  • Community Event of the Year
    Nominated events must have been held in the relevant Maranoa Regional Council area between November 2018 and November 2019
  • Cultural Award
  • Sports Award
    Eligible nominees must be 26 years or older as of 26 January 2020
  • Junior Sports Award
    Eligible nominees must be 25 years or younger as of 26 January 2020
  • Member Contribution Award
  • Achievement Award
  • Andrea Murray Memorial Award
    Eligible nominees must be volunteers in the disability sector.

Forms are available at all Council Customer Service Centres. To download the 2020 Maranoa Australia Day Awards Nomination Form, please click here.

For more information, please contact Council’s Local Development Officer in your area on 1300 007 662.


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191206: My Maranoa Street Christmas Party – Friday 6th December


Christmas is coming early to the Maranoa, with Council set to host a regional Christmas street party in McDowall Street, Roma on Friday, 6 December 2019.

More information to follow

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191210: Roma Toy Library – 2nd Tuesday of Each Month

Roma Toy LibraryToy Library Dates

We will be open from 9-11am on the second Tuesday of every month at the Church of Christ, 119 Currey St, Roma. Membership is free and families can borrow 3 sets of toys per month. Come and enjoy!

The Roma Toy Library, offers families of all income levels free access to a library of high-quality educational toys on loan to children aged 0-5 years.

We accept donations of good used toys, ranging from wooden toys to outdoor gross motor toys. Categories include sand play, water play, musical play, pretend play, pretend play (eg animal figurines, doll houses, dress up clothes, pretend food), outdoor gross motor play (eg tricycles, see-saws, skipping rope), fine motor play (eg threading wooden beads, wooden blocks), play with words (eg finger puppets, themed puzzles).

General guidelines for donated toys:

  1. Favour natural materials where possible. These are often more durable than plastic and provide a more varied tactile experience for children.
  2. Toys must durable enough (i.e. of high enough quality) to withstand repeated use by multiple families over the years.
  3. Favour toys that are ‘passive’ and allow the child to play actively. This means usually avoiding electronic or battery-operated toys.

Monetary donations can also be made at

If you can help with any of the above, we would be so grateful! Please contact Nat Cooksley on 0448177797 or on the Roma Toy Library Facebook page.


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191212: 7 News Young Achiever Awards – closing 12th December


7news young acheiver awards

Nominations are now open!

The 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards aim to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people in Queensland up to and including 29 years of age.

Do you know an outstanding young individual who deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into the Awards!

Below is a list of categories that are now open.

Great prizes are up for grabs!

Plus, we will send out a media release to each of the nominee’s local papers encouraging them to write a story, and every nominee will receive a certificate of achievement.

The Awards are free to enter – And completing a nomination online is easy! If you are ready to start your nomination please go to our online portal and select the category from the dropdown nomination award menu.

Want to recognise someone but don’t have the time? No problem, we are more than willing to help! Simply Refer Someone to us – It takes only 2 minutes to complete the form and our team does the rest! We’ll get in contact with them and have them complete the questions. It’s that easy!

Award Categories

To find out more about the Awards, please visit our website.



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ANZ Seeds of Renewal – Opening 2nd July 2018

ANZ Seeds of Renewal

This program opens on 2nd July 2018 when closing date will be confirmed.  Grants of up to $10,000 are made to not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Consideration will be given to projects contributing to the development of education and employment opportunities that benefit communities with a population of 15,000 people or fewer in rural, regional and remote areas. More information.

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Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Incubator Support

This initiative provides grant funding of up to $500,000 to new and existing incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus in order to develop the capabilities required to succeed in international markets.   Ongoing.  More information.

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Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

Be sure to email them directly to and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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