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19 September 2015 - National Skate Park Day

Join us from 1pm to 5pm at Roma Skate Park, McDowall Street, Roma to celebrate National Skate Park Day.

There'll be live music and food provided plus a skate competition with prizes to be won. Get a $2 BBQ dinner starting from 5:30pm as well!

For further information, please contact Greg Caletti at Maranoa PCYC on 07 4622 8446.

Download the flyer for full details.

12 September 2015 - Maranoa Food & Fire Festival

From 3pm - 9pm at Bassett Park, Roma featuring local & international entertainment, Celebrity Chef, food demonstrations, art exhibition, kids’ zone, global cuisine, Bollywood workshops, market stalls and international beer & wine.

Get more information in the current Clearview Rise newsletter, or from Maranoa Regional Council on 1300 007 662 or

August 2015 - Construction complete on apprenticeship training home

Three local apprentices have completed their training, constructing a new family home in Clearview Rise with the support of local builder SM & KA Duff Builders.

Barry Blundell, Bunny Pearce & Ryan O’Brien completed more than 1300 training hours to construct the home with SM & KA Duff Builders providing critical mentoring support.

The apprentices gained valuable experience across a number of trade skills including carpentry, electrical, fencing and landscaping.

Now complete, the home will be gifted to Maranoa Regional Council. The three bedroom home includes some accessible features, such as a wider hallway and door passages, and enough space in the kitchen and bathrooms for a wheelchair turning circle.

SM & KA Duff Builders director Stephen Duff said he was very excited to be involved in the project.

"This is a great initiative for our town and I’ve enjoyed mentoring the apprentices," Mr Duff said.

"As a Roma local, I want to see our town grow and prosper. If we don’t provide these training opportunities locally, our youth will seek them out elsewhere."

The Apprentice Training Program is a collaboration between Economic Development Queensland, Golden West Apprenticeships and TAFE Queensland South West.

June 2015 - Fitness classes at Clearview Rise

Fitness classes ran in the park at Clearview Rise in February, March, April & May and were very popular. Clearview Rise will continue to offer fitness classes with the help of qualified personal trainer Carien Hesselberg from Chess PT following the colder months with classes to resume in September.


April 2015 - Easter in the Country

Easter in the Country 2015

Clearview Rise once again proudly supported the Easter in the Country event.

We hope everyone had a great time at the Rodeo.

February 2015 - Apprentice Training Program

Golden West Apprentices, SM & KA Diff Builders, South West TAFE

Roma builder SM & KA Duff Builders has won the tender to construct a family home using local apprentices, as part of an Apprentice Training Program to be delivered at Clearview Rise, Roma.

The three bedroom home includes some accessible features and is currently under construction on Lot 215.

The Apprentice Training Program is a collaboration between Economic Development Queensland, Golden West Apprenticeships and TAFE Queensland South West.

TAFE Queensland South West anticipates that the project will provide in excess of 650 quality training hours across many trade skills like carpentry and electrical to fencing and landscaping. Read more about this training initiative.

7 January 2015 - New street signs now in

Greta Park & Ninette Johnstone inspect the newly installed street signs

Greta Park & Ninette Johnstone excitedly inspected the newly installed street signs in the Clearview Rise estate, which they helped name.

A competition conducted by Clearview Rise gave Roma residents the chance to name a main feeder road in to the estate.

Over 60 entries were received, with a short-listing process to arrive at seven possible names.

Council announced the street Heritage Hill Drive, with Bromeliad Street another entry which soon saw a home within the Clearview Rise estate.

14 December 2014 - Capturing Roma's beauty

Three talented amateur student photographers have had their work showcased to the local community thanks to the Clearview Rise Photography Competition.

The winning photographs, two of which are landscape portraits and one a nature image, all highlight the natural beauty - and hidden student talent - that exists in the local area. In October 2014, student photographers entered images of People, Places or Nature, for a chance to win one of 3 Polaroid Instant cameras. 7 finalists had their photographs profiled throughout the Roma, Wallumbilla, Yuleba & Bymount communities - asking people to vote to determine the winner.

The three winners, Charlie Keenan, Felicity Stewart and Lucy Blair, received 28%, 26% and 25% of the votes respectively. The winners were announced at the Community Carols, held at the Roma PCYC on Sunday 14th December. No doubt the Polaroid cameras have been put to good use as the winners practice their photographic skills.

Charlie Keegan with her certificateCharlie Keegan's winning photographFelicity Stewart with her certificateFelicity Stewart's winning photographLucy Blair with her certificateLucy Blair's winning photograph


November 2014 - Mums and bubs fitness classes

Clearview Rise held free fitness classes in October with the help of qualified personal trainer Carien Hesselberg. She said getting motivated to participate in exercise can be difficult.

"Most people know the benefits of regular exercise. It helps us maintain our weight and decreases the risk of high blood pressure and chronic diseases including type-2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It also releases endorphins which have a positive physiological effect.

"Despite knowing this, a lot of find it hard to squeeze in any exercise," Ms Hesselberg said. "I am a Mum with three children, and I know all the excuses! Dishes, washing, work – and just being tired.

"Fortunately we were getting rid of two excuses – cost and childcare. With the free classes locals didn’t have to pay for a gym membership or babysitting. The Clearview Rise team said the classes are a way for new Clearview Rise residents, and their neighbours throughout Roma, to come together, meet and form new friendships.

"It’s important to us that we are creating an active, supportive and friendly community where people feel connected," the team said.

The classes which were held in the Clearview Rise park ran for 6 weeks with a strong demand each week.

27 July 2014 - Clearview Rise Rugby League Day

Locals were treated to a barbeque, coffee and cupcakes, while local kids had football lessons in the park with rugby league players Corey Parker, Jharal Yow Yeh, Corey Oates and James Reed. Read more about the Rugby Day.

10 July 2014 - Skate park upgrade

150 people attended the opening of the upgraded skate park on McDowall Street to see skating demonstrations, a skate-off competition and graffiti workshop.  Local kids and the Clearview Rise community have benefitted from a $158,000 upgrade to the local skate and bike park, which opened last week as part of Maranoa Regional Council’s Holiday Program. Read more about this July 2014 school holiday event.

7th March 2014 - New land release - Stage 3a

Clearview Rise Stage 3a offers 18 new land lots up to 1,066m2 – now is your chance to build the home you always wanted.  There has also never been a better time to buy. Everything you need with parks, schools, shopping, healthcare right on your doorstep.

11 October 2013 - New street named at Clearview Rise

THE Maranoa Regional Council has named a new street in the Clearview Rise residential estate in Roma, following a naming competition conducted by Economic Development Queensland.

Council named the street Heritage Hill Dr at Wednesday’s council meeting, with Bromeliad St and Showground Dr the other contenders for naming.

Heritage Hill Dr is parallel to upper Bowen St in the estate that is currently being developed.

Councillor Cameron O’Neil took the brave step of choosing Heritage Hill from the three options. Cr O’Neil said the name reflected the significance of the heritage of the hill where the street was located, concerning the oil and gas industry, and the showgrounds that were located previously at the site of the new estate.

Limited opposition came to the naming of the street although Cr Ree Price preferred the name Bromeliad St as it was a local flower and would have been in keeping with other names in the estate.

A total of 63 entries were received in the naming competition, with EDQ subsequently undertaking a short-listing process to arrive at seven possible names.

Family names were removed from the seven so the council couldn’t be accused of favouritism to a particular family. The family names removed were Keegan St, Salisbury St, Stanford St and Kimlin St.

Source: Western Star, Roma Qld. 11 Oct 2013. General News, page 7.

23 September 2013 - School holiday fun!

The first day of school holidays on Monday 23rd September saw over 50 kids enjoy some school holiday activities in the park at Clearview Rise. Clearview Rise offered a day of exciting activities for the kids such as a Teddy Bear Picnic and Pirate and Princess party. Read about the day's fun!

14 September 2013 - The Food and Fire Fest

Capertree Valley by Kathy Ellem

The Food and Fire Fest on Saturday 14 September was a great night, full of conversations and giveaways. Clearview Rise hosted the Elements art display and competition and provided the winner’s prize of $500. Congratulations to Kathy Ellem from Roma for her painting of Capertee Valley using a palette knife.

Congratulations also to Michelle Roberts for her entry in the 250 words or less competition - What does this element (Air, Water, Fire or Earth) mean to you in Roma?  Her answer: Earth in Roma and surrounds displays such diversity, the outerskirts, the parklands and many local gardens reflect the earths treasures, bush, flora and varying soil colours, much loved Maranoa symbols. Michelle has won a $250 voucher to The Second Chapter Bookstore. View images from the event.

13 September 2013 - Inaugural Resident Event

Clearview Rise residents meet their neighbours at the first of many Neighbours Nights at the Sales Office on Curry Street on Friday 13th September. Lots of laughter and new friends were made as the stories of moving and settling in were shared. One couple said that they now had more time together since moving in and laughed when they talked about only driving the car twice in the last week – they now walk everywhere. We are all looking forward to the next gathering in November.

23 July 2013 - Wine & cheese night

Guests were treated to a complimentary wine tasting from the team at Yellow Tail wines. Many people said it was a great way to see what was happening onsite as well as view inside the types of homes on offer at Clearview Rise.


Clearview Rise Community Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter available now (PDF, 1.8MB)

Clearview Rise Community Newsletter September 2015 (PDF, 1.9MB)