Award Winners in Council

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Two Maranoa Regional Council workers are carrying home the honours. Tayla Dennis and Chelsea Hayward, both for their outstanding contributions to their studies and workplace. Tayla is the deserving winner of two awards this month at the Darling Downs South West Queensland’s Training Awards … [Read more...]

It’s All About the Planning

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As anyone who has ever been involved in organising an event knows, it’s the planning that makes the outcome. And Maranoa Regional Council has launched a valuable tool for any organiser looking to host an event or conference within the Maranoa-The Prospectus for Conferences & Events in the … [Read more...]

Unfair Licencing Charges in the Spotlight

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Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar and Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki have toured Western Queensland pubs this week to discuss the unfair commercial hotel licencing rates charged to small Western Queensland pubs. While Western Queensland was struggling under seven years of unending … [Read more...]

Operation Papa Buzzard – Eight Arrests


Police from the South West District, Darling Downs District, State Crime Command and Operational Support Command have executed search warrants as part of the closure of Operation Papa Buzzard, with simultaneous searches carried out in Goondiwindi, St George and Toowoomba today. Ten properties … [Read more...]

Queensland AgTech Targets Drought Resistance


A Queensland start-up that’s developed plant-breeding technology that could make many of the world’s crops drought and virus resistant has received backing from the State Government to rapidly progress its technology to export overseas. Nexgen Plants recently received approval by US government … [Read more...]

Stay Vigilant


As scores of fires burn around the state in the South West the warnings taking on a more serious tone. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Regional Manager Tony Johnstone says recent frost, low humidity and unseasonably dry conditions are contributing to a recent spate of bushfires in south-west … [Read more...]

Line marking to commence in Roma next week

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Maranoa Regional Council advises Roma residents that Roma’s Line Marking Program will be undertaken over the next four weeks (weather permitting) starting on Monday, 20 August 2018. Works are scheduled between 6am and 6pm and includes a refresh of existing faded lines and replacement of lines … [Read more...]

Prepare for The Weeks Ahead


A recent run of wildfires right across the State has prompted Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford to remind Queenslanders to be on alert and ensure they have prepared their properties. Mr Crawford says the state is in the grip of a brutal bushfire season and several recent … [Read more...]

Queensland Road Safety Week


Queensland Road Safety Week is on again this year, running from August 27 – August 31, and is a chance for us all to get involved in making our roads safer. This year, police will be using the week for a road rules refresher and each day, we will be highlighting the different road user groups … [Read more...]