Councillor Robyn Bryant’s Letter of Resignation

Councillor Robyn Bryant

Councillor Robyn Bryant resigned this week from her position within council. She will be replaced by runner up in the 2016 election for the ninth positon, by Wendy Newman. Here’s Robyn’s’ heartfelt resignation: Councillors, Julie (CEO) and Council Staff, “It is with great disappointment … [Read more...]

Runner Up to be Number Nine


Wendy Newman will fill the 9th Councillor position on the Maranoa Regional Council in the wake of the resignation this week of Councillor Bryant. Ms Newman steps into the role after being runner up in last years’ Council Election. Wendy Newman is a resident of the south-east part of the region … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Games to Breeze into Our Town

Comm Games baton relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to the Maranoa, passing through the hands of locals in Mitchell and Roma as part of its journey to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Our Towns in March 2018. Mayor Tyson Golder … [Read more...]

Rates a Mention

Council rates

The letterbox will have a surprise for property owners shortly. Maranoa Regional Council have this week issued the second round of the 2016/17 financial year’s rate notices. So, a reminder that residents who pay their rates in full by close of business Friday, 31 March 2017 will receive a 10 … [Read more...]

$1.35 Million Boost to Boost Water Pressure


We might need to stand a little further away from the shower head in future following Council’s recent success ins securing some dollars from the state government to fix water pressure. Council has successfully secured $1.35 million for the two key projects, in Roma that will see the town’s water … [Read more...]

Harmony Day Celebrations Fire Up


Councillor Janelle Stanford, Portfolio Chair for Community & Social Services is inviting everyone to join in on Harmony Day celebrations on Saturday, 19 March in Roma. Councillor Stanford says a great family day has been organized. “Commencing at 3.30pm at Lions Park in Roma, the event … [Read more...]

Maranoa Volunteers – Council is Calling

Visitor Information Centre roma

Maranoa Regional Council is on the lookout for residents interested in volunteering their time at the region’s facilities and Visitor Information Centres. With so much to see and experience, Council is in need of enthusiastic helpers to welcome visitors to our region and provide valuable … [Read more...]

Reitano Retained

Julie Reitano

Despite rumours circulating during the 2016 Local Government Elections, Maranoa CEO Julie Reitano has been appointed for the next five years. Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers, advanced the reappointment at this week’s council meeting, saying she had no hesitation in recommending that Julie for a further … [Read more...]

Bottle Trees Comin’ Down This Weekend

Heroes Avenue Roma

Four of Roma’s Bottle Tress will have to take a tumble this weekend with two of the memorial trees affected, to be replaced in coming weeks and in time for Anzac Day. The removal, Council says, is because of the poor state of health of the trees which has made them dangerous. The four bottle … [Read more...]