210519: National Simultaneous Storytime – from Space! followed by Free Children’s Art Class – 3Cats Design

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210519: National Simultaneous Storytime – from Space! followed by Free Children’s Art Class – 3Cats Design

Give me some space
Travel into Space next month with the annual National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) to take place on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. This year’s book is Give me some Space! By Philip Bunting.
Give me some Space! follows Una’s dream of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?
NSS aims to promote the importance of reading and literacy while also advocating the value and fun of books by hosting a nationally recognised reading event each year. Give me some Space! Will be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places across the country.
Maranoa Regional Council libraries invite you to join us for an experience into Space. Activities, dates, and times may vary at libraries across our region.
For more information, please contact your local library on 1300 007 662 or visit, http://www.mymaranoa.org.au/…/arts…/library-corner
Give Me Some Space FREE children’s art class.
Wed 19th May 2021 3.30pm-4.30pm. Roma. Maranoa Regional Council.
The reading is followed by a fun children’s art class by Three Cats Design.

or email info@threecatsdesign.com.au

to book a place.

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210724: Charlotte’s Web – Rava Productions – 24th July

Charlottes WebMaranoa Regional Council invites residents to enjoy an afternoon of storytelling through the performance of Charlotte’s Web produced by RAVA Productions on Saturday, 24 July 2021 at the Roma Cultural Centre.

Charlotte’s Web is an enchanting children’s favourite, based on the beloved book by E.B. White. Our hero, a little pig named Wilbur, braves his new world forming friendships and warming hearts through his adventures, learns about life and death, miracles, loyalty and trust.

Create an extra special afternoon by bringing along your bean bag for ultimate relaxation while being entangled in Charlotte’s Web. The show will run for approximately 60 minutes and is suitable for families and children age between 4 to 12 years.

General Admission will be $10 per person (children under 3 are free). Tickets must be pre-purchased and be presented at time of arrival and guests are to be seated by 1.45pm for the show to start at 2pm. Due to COVID restrictions, seating will be assigned.

This tour of Charlotte’s Web is supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, Exclusive Representatives of the Dramatic Publishing Company

Tickets available via the following link, https://mrc-charlottes-web.eventbrite.com.au

For more information, please contact Council’s Arts and Culture Specialist Kym Walters on 1300 007 662.

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Show us your love of South West Queensland #LoveSWQ – Maranoa Regional Council

Do you love living in South West Queensland? Would you like to be featured in an upcoming Marketing Campaign?

Show us your love for the South West Queensland (SWQ) region by jumping onto your social media channels and sharing what our fantastic region has to offer!

The Maranoa is a dynamic and vibrant regional community in the South West of Queensland that offers a diverse range of experiences and opportunities for locals and visitors alike. Tell us about all the things you love in the Maranoa such as its natural beauty, adventures, history, arts & culture and so much more.

Create a video (between 15 seconds and 2 minutes) of why you love South West Queensland and share it using #LoveSWQ to have the chance for your content to be featured in an upcoming marketing campaign!

Here are a few easy steps to follow:

1) Follow Maranoa Regional Council on Facebook or Instagram

2) Post your video telling us why you love SWQ

3) Tag Council and use #LoveSWQ in the post caption.

This campaign is being driven by South West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (SWQROC) as part of a wider investment and economic development initiative.

SWQROC represents six local governments of the South West Region – Maranoa Regional Council, Paroo Shire Council, Quilpie Shire Council, Bulloo Shire Council and Balonne Shire Council who are all getting behind the #LoveSWQ campaign.

Council encourages residents to get creative and involved in the #LoveSWQ campaign and embrace the great treasures of our region and community.

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210915: Harmony Week Cook Book – available for download

Harmony Week Cookbook

Maranoa Regional Council

Harmony Cookbook
Take your tastebuds on a culinary trip around the world from the comfort of your very own kitchen, with our delicious collection of international recipes supplied by Maranoa residents. The cookbook is available via http://www.mymaranoa.org.au/…/Recipe%20Book%20… For those who don’t have digital access, a printed copy can be requested at any of Council’s Customer Service Centres across the region. Winners of the recipe submission competition will be announced during Harmony Week.



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Roma Saleyards Interpretive Centre – 44589 Warrego Highway

roma saleyards


20/01/21 – Enjoy the Roma Saleyards in all its glory now the free guided tours have resumed at 8:30am each Tuesday, and the free Interpretive Centre is open 7 days!


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Maranoa Regional Council – Storybox App





With this school break unlike any other, parents are encouraged to access Story Box Library – a free online library app to help keep children entertained at home.

The online literature collection aims to inspire children’s imagination, while improving language and literacy skills by having storytellers read stories aloud. The platform can be accessed with a Maranoa library card from any device with an internet connection.

A Maranoa library card also grants access to many other resources, including Borrow Box – an app accessible via handheld devices that provides a diverse collection of digitally formatted literature ranging from fiction to non-fiction. Catering for adults, young adults and children, Borrow Box is sure to keep the whole family entertained!

Other apps that can be accessed using a Maranoa library card include:
• Kanopy – an app offering a range of movies, documentaries and television series
• RBdigital – an app boasting an assortment of magazine titles.

For assistance, or to obtain a Maranoa library card, please contact your local library on 1300 007 662.



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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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210831: Maranoa Regional Council – Watering Restrictions Autumn and Winter

Maranoa Regional Council


Council would like to remind residents that the autumn and winter watering schedule has come into effect today.
The following restrictions apply to all towns, excluding Surat;
• Odd numbered properties may water at any time of day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
• Even numbered properties may water at any time of day on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
• On Mondays, handheld hoses are permitted but no unattended hoses or sprinklers may be used by any domestic households or businesses unless prior written approval has been granted.
The following restrictions apply to Surat;
• East may water between 6am – 10am & 2pm – 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
• West may water between 6am – 10am & 2pm – 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
To view a map of Surat’s watering zones, please visit Council’s website.
Council thanks residents for their cooperation following these water restrictions.


More information:   Marranoa Regional Council – Water, Sewage and Gas

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Maranoa Regional Council – Community Support Service


Maranoa Council logo

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



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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