Maranoa Region

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Maranoa Region
Queensland
Roma LGA Qld 2008.png
Location in Queensland
Population13,862 (2015)[1]
 • Density0.235628/km2 (0.61027/sq mi)
Area58,830 km2 (22,714.4 sq mi)
MayorTyson Golder
Council seatRoma
RegionMaranoa
State electorate(s)Warrego
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
MaranoaRegionalCouncilLogo.jpg
WebsiteMaranoa Region
LGAs around Maranoa Region:
Murweh Central Highlands Banana
Murweh Maranoa Region Western Downs
Paroo Balonne Western Downs

Maranoa Region is a local government area in South West Queensland, Australia. Roma is the administrative headquarter of the region.

History[edit]

On 17 May 1927, 57 allotments of Mount Abundance land, south-west of Roma, were advertised for lease by the Lands Department. Each lease carried a condition that a certain area had to be cultivated with wheat within a specified period. A map advertised the offer which ran from the 17 to 31 May 1927.[2][3]

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:[4]

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.[4]

Towns and localities[edit]

The Maranoa Region includes the following settlements:

Amenities[edit]

Maranoa Regional Council operates public libraries at Injune, Jackson, Mitchell, Mungallala, Roma, Surat, Wallumbilla, and Yuleba.[5]

Mayors[edit]

  • 2016 - Tyson Golder[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Sketch map of portions 27 to 38 parish of Norman, portions 1 to 38 parish of Spowers, portions 13 to 22 parish of Stirling, and portions 5, 6, 7, 9 to 19 and 21 parish of Waldegrave, county of Waldegrave". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "MOUNT ABUNDANCE". Cairns Post. 69, (7904). Queensland, Australia. 21 May 1927. p. 5. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ a b "Agency ID11033, Maranoa Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Maranoa Regional Council". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 20 September 2016. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  6. ^ "2008 Roma Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  7. ^ "2012 Maranoa Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  8. ^ "MAYOR - Councillor Robert Loughnan". Maranoa Regional Council. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Cr Robert "Scruff" Loughnan". Robert Lougnan. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  10. ^ "2016 Maranoa Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  11. ^ "2016 Maranoa Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2017-12-04.

Coordinates: 25°47′33″S 148°35′33″E / 25.79250°S 148.59250°E / -25.79250; 148.59250