|Population (Roma)||6,950 approx|
|Industries||Rural (beef, sheep, wool and hard grains)|
Oil and gas
|Annual Council Expenditure||$140 million|
The town of Roma, with an approximate population of 6,950 is the dominant urban centre and acts as the region’s primary hub for commerce, education, health, transport, government, retail and financial services.
Also located in the region are the towns of Injune, Mitchell, Surat, Wallumbilla and Yuleba which act as important community and retail centres that service the immediate needs of residents located in their close proximity. In addition, the region also has several smaller towns and locations that provide community and social points for residents.
Maranoa Regional Council was officially formed on the 15th March 2008 as part of the Queensland Local Government Reform processes introduced by the Queensland State Government. The new Council area was established through the amalgamation of Roma Town Council, Bungil Shire Council, Bendemere Shire Council, Waroo Shire Council and Booringa Shire Council.