Event 170823: Celebrating 150 years of Local Government in Roma – 21st to 23rd August

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Event 170823: Celebrating 150 years of Local Government in Roma – 21st to 23rd August

Maranoa Council logoCelebrating 150 Years of Local Government in Roma

Maranoa Regional Council is holding a program of celebrations during August 2017 in commemoration of the first local government election for the Roma district, held on 9 August 1867, with the first meeting held on 10 August 1867 following the declaration of poll.

Council is keen to hold these celebrations in partnership with the community and invites local groups to consider how they could be involved in the following activities:

Date Time Activity Description

21 August 2017

6.00pm Opening of 44 Mayors of Roma exhibition

Walk of Art, Roma on Bungil Gallery (on display for the week)


22 August 2017





Community morning tea (location to be confirmed)

Afternoon guided historical tour at Roma cemetery recognising former Mayors laid to rest in the cemetery and laying of wreaths.

Community dinner in recognition of past Mayors and Councillors of the Roma district.


23 August 2017





Re-enactment of the first Council meeting

Placement of commemorative time capsule

Community morning tea and announcement of competition winners

General Meeting of Maranoa Regional Council

Month of August

  • Window dressing competition for local businesses
  • Student essay competition
  • Grow your Mayoral Mo competition

Interested groups should submit a completed Expression of Interest form by Friday, 19 May 2017.

For more information contact Council’s Elected Members & Community Engagement team on 1300 007 662.

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Event 171130: Maranoa Regional Council – Flexible Financial Hardship Support

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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.

Application Form Flexible Financial Hardship Support 2017

For further information:

Maranoa Regional Council
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

Email: kate.papacek@maranoa.qld.gov.au

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New Maranoa Regional Council Website – My Maranoa


Council is currently launching a new, one-stop-shop website – My Maranoa – the site is live for feedback, with content being added gradually.

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Regulated Parking

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Residents will have over a month to prepare for the three hourly regulated parking, with the amnesty period having now been extended until 30 June 2015.

Resulting from initial feedback regarding the location of the regulated parking signs, the amnesty extension will allow any overhanging branches and/or objects limiting the view of the signs to be removed (if possible).

Visit http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/ for the full article.

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Maranoa Regional Council – Community Support Service


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Maranoa Regional Council’s Community Support Service provides individual and community support by linking people to services, acting as an information resource, coordinating community education courses and developing community projects.

We provide:

  • Information and support about what services are available in Roma and surrounding communities
  • Support and referral
  • Information and education opportunities on relevant issues
  • Client advocacy in line with identified needs
  • Funding information available to individuals and community groups
  • Assistance with the submission of forms, online applications, providing & sourcing information and referring to other services where appropriate.

The program also coordinates and assists with the Roma Inter-agency Meetings and the Service Provider Directory.

For more information please contact Council’s Community Support Officer – Roma on 1300 007 662.

Maranoa Regional Council
57 Bungil St Roma QLD 4455
Postal Address: P.O Box 42 MITCHELL QLD 4466


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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 romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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