Maranoa Region

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

History

The Gunggari language region of South West Queensland includes the landscape within the local government boundaries of the Maranoa Shire Council, particularly the towns of Mitchell, Amby, Dunkeld and Mungallala and the properties of Forest Vale and North Yanco.[2]

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.[3][4]

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:[5]

The report recommended that its people elect eight councillors and a mayor and it should not be divided into wards. The Maranoa Region covers an area of 58,705 square kilometres (22,666 sq mi),[1] and had a population in June 2018 of 12,791,[1] and has an operating budget of A$44.2m per annum.

On 26 July 2009, Roma Region was renamed Maranoa Region.[5]

Towns and localities

The Maranoa Region includes the following settlements:

Amenities

Maranoa Regional Council operates public libraries at Injune, Jackson, Mitchell, Mungallala, Roma, Surat, Wallumbilla, and Yuleba.[6]

Mayors

References

  1. ^ a b c d "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages map". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ "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". hdl:10462/deriv/280175. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "MOUNT ABUNDANCE". Cairns Post. 69 (7904). Queensland, Australia. 21 May 1927. p. 5. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ a b "Agency ID11033, Maranoa Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "2008 Roma Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  8. ^ "2012 Maranoa Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  9. ^ "MAYOR - Councillor Robert Loughnan". Maranoa Regional Council. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Cr Robert "Scruff" Loughnan". Robert Lougnan. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  11. ^ "2016 Maranoa Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 4 December 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  12. ^ "2016 Maranoa Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 4 December 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

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