Bush Councils’ Meet Up North

Cr Chandler Cr McMullen Cr ONeil Cr Schefe and Cr Newman with The Hon. Mark Furner (002)

Maranoa Regional Councillors flew North to represent the region at the biennial Bush Councils Convention in Charters Towers and they’ve come home with a smile on the dial. The Conference saw over 100 delegates from across regional Queensland come together and Councillor Cameron O’Neil says it … [Read more...]

Now, Is this the Ultimate Rock Opera?

A Night With Opera Queensland (002)

An Opera being performed in a Quarry…now that is a new definition for rock and roll really. And Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Tourism & Arts says it’ll be a night to remember, 1 September, when Council presents ‘A Night with Opera Queensland’ from the base of the Boral Amby … [Read more...]

150 Years of Local Government in Our Town

150th maranoa

It’s on from next week - The celebration for 150 Years of Local Government in Roma. Festivities are running from 21 – 27 August and will showcase and highlight the history of Roma’s Local Government. The week kicks off with the opening of the 150 Years of Mayors in Roma exhibition and book … [Read more...]

Seniors Week in Maranoa

seniors week

And according to Councillor Janelle Stanford, Portfolio Chair for Community and Social Services, that’s just another reason for Maranoa residents of all ages to come together to celebrate the contribution of seniors in our community. There’s a range of free events and activities planned and … [Read more...]

Setting Rates & Charges

Council rates

As debate continues about rates in Maranoa Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers has outline the processes involved in determining rates and charges for local Councils. With general (property) rates in Queensland based on valuations undertaken by the State Valuer-General, any large valuation swings can lead … [Read more...]

Mayor Commits to the Job

Mayor Tyson Golder

Maranoa Regional Council Mayor Tyson Golder says that despite the rejection of his Budget by a number of Coucillors earlier this week he’ll continue on in his role. At Monday’s Council Budget meeting seven Councillors voted down the Mayor’s Budget on block and instead voted to support the … [Read more...]

Budget 2017/18 – Overview

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Politics aside here’s what the Maranoa Regional Council budget for the 2017/18 financial year looks like as the Anti-Mayor Budget Block presses ahead with its plans. Totalling $86.1 million, the budget provides for the maintenance and upgrade of the region’s infrastructure: Rates General … [Read more...]

Budget Blues Continue

Council Budget

The Anti-Mayoral Budget Block continues its stance of rejection of the Mayor’s 2017-2018 Budget in favour of its own which has now been voted on and adopted in full for the year. The rejection of the Golder proposed Budget is seen as a slap in the face to the Mayor. Mayor Golder was advocating … [Read more...]