Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

Council will continue to monitor our facilities and undertake frequent cleaning and disinfecting measures.

Residents are asked while at these facilities to continue social distancing, observe good hygiene practices and not to visit facilities if sick.​

  • Community Recovery Hotline

    The State Department Communities, Disability Services & Seniors has activated the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 to assist vulnerable people in home quarantine to secure essential food or medicines who have no other means or mechanisms of support.

    Additionally, the Community Recovery Hotline is a free call number to link seniors and other vulnerable Queenslanders to essential services and support. To access, please call 1800 173 349.

     Community Recovery Fact Sheet
     

    Join the Care Army – Queensland needs you!

    A Care Army of professionals and volunteers will rally around Queensland's seniors, to help ensure the wellbeing of older people during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Care Army, being mobilised by the Queensland Government, is made up of everyday Queenslanders who want to help older people living in the community who may not have friends, family or neighbours who are able to support them.

    To register to be part of the Care Army, please click​ here or call 1800 173 349.​

  • Social distancing and quarantine may slow the spread of COVID-19, but being at home in a violent or unhealthy relationship may not be the safest option.  If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic or family violence, you are not alone.

    You can call the Lifeline Darling Downs Safe Connections team on 1800 991 443 (if living in South West Qld) or call the DV Connect 24/7 hotline on 1800 811 811 for support. ​

  • Maranoa Regional Council plays an important role in supporting business through this pandemic COVID-19. The following information provides links to government programs and assistance. It is important that you consult regularly as new programs and stimulus packages are announced daily.

    Government assistance

    Australian Government

    Queensland Government

    Financial assistance, eligibility & support for Australian businesses affected by COVID-19.  

    Business may be eligible for:

    • Increased instant asset write-off;
    • Accelerated depreciation deductions (Backing Business Investment);
    • Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) guarantee scheme. Providing a guarantee of 50% to SME business lenders for new unsecured loans for working capital; 
    • Temporary cash flow support;
    • Assistance to pay wages for apprentices and trainees; 
    • Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses;
    • Payroll Tax support;
    • Early access to superannuation;
    • Job keeper payment – Follow the links on the Australian Government web site and register your interest. Updates will be sent as they come available.

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland has recordings of past sessions available for businesses responding to COVID-19 issues.​
    Stay up to date with the latest business and industry assistance from the Queensland and Australian Governments here. ​

    Services Australia

    Information on the delivery of government payments and services.  (Centrelink, Medicare, Child support, one off payments etc.)  Click here for more information.

    Industry Associations
    • Chamber of Commerce Industry Queensland. Click here for more information
    • Banks: The majority of Australian banks have announced various levels of support to their small business clients; deferring loans and payments, waiving merchant terminal fees and early redraw on term deposits. Consult your individual bank for their services.   
    • Rural Financial Business Counsellors. Click here for more information
      Free impartial, confidential and responsive farm financial counselling for small rural related businesses.
    • Maranoa Regional Council: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert – Maranoa Regional Council 

    Information on local services including parks, libraries, swimming pools and other public spaces.  

    Health Alerts

    Visit the Department of Health Website here.

    Rural and Regional Business Support

    The Rural Financial Counselling Service SQ provides free, confidential, impartial, mobile financial counselling for small, medium and primary production businesses in financial hardship.

    The RFCS Programme in Queensland is funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

    RFCS have an experienced team servicing locations across Southern Queensland. ​

    ​To get in touch with RFCS:

    Call 07 46 225 500

    Visit the RFCS Website here

    Email admin@rfcssq.org.au

    Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs​

    The Queensland Government announced a suite of economic initiatives, in partnership with the private sector, to reinvigorate the Queensland economy. The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs is designed to help the State recover from COVID-19.

    The strategy outlines Queensland's guiding principles for how we will get Queenslanders back to work. Click here to view the strategy and associated factsheets. 

  • ​What is the latest for the Roma Saleyards?

    ​Roma Saleyards confirms the easing of restrictions as the facility returns to business as usual.

    Store Sale proceedings are back to normal with the exception of visitor tours.

    Retired cattlemen continue to volunteer their time Tuesdays from 8am until 11am to answer visitors' questions about the saleyards and, more broadly, the cattle industry.

    All attendees at the facility are asked to practice social distancing and good hygiene.

  • Residents with a Maranoa library card can access eBooks, movies, magazines and much more for free by downloading the following apps.

    BorrowBox

    RB Digital

    They can be accessed from your phone or computer.

    For assistance, or to obtain a Maranoa library card, please contact your local library on 1300 007 662. ​