Location in Queensland
|• Density||0.235628/km2 (0.61027/sq mi)|
|Area||58,830 km2 (22,714.4 sq mi)|
In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released a report recommending a number of amalgamations of local government areas in Queensland. As a result, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007, on 15 March 2008, the new local government area of Roma Region was created, as an amalgamation of five previous local government areas:
- the Town of Roma;
- the Shire of Bendemere;
- the Shire of Booringa;
- the Shire of Bungil;
- and the Shire of Warroo.
The report recommended that the new local government area should not be divided into wards and elect eight councillors and a mayor. The Maranoa Region covers an area of 58,830 square kilometres (22,714 sq mi), and contains an estimated resident population in 2006 of 12,648, and has an operating budget of A$44.2m.
On 26 July 2009, Roma Region was renamed Maranoa Region.
Towns and localities
The Maranoa Region includes the following settlements:
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Agency ID11033, Maranoa Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "2008 Roma Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "2012 Maranoa Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "MAYOR - Councillor Robert Loughnan". Maranoa Regional Council. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Cr Robert "Scruff" Loughnan". Robert Lougnan. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
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