About the Maranoa About the Maranoa

Regional Overview

General Statistics
Population13,000 approx
Population (Roma)6,950 approx
Area58,830 km2
TownsRoma
Injune
Mitchell
Surat
Wallumbilla
Yuleba
IndustriesRural (beef, sheep, wool and hard grains)
Oil and gas
Timber
Tourism
Annual Council Expenditure$140 million
Council Employees392
The Maranoa region is located in south west Queensland approximately 480km west of Brisbane. Covering an area of 58,830km2 and home to approximately 13,000 people, the region maintains a proud and productive rural industry which in more recent years has been complimented with industrial expansion in the energy and tourism sectors.

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.