Roma SES retires to new Mitchell home
ROMA’s SES is moving to Mitchell.
In July the service asked Maranoa council use the disused former retirement village building in Mitchell for disaster management training and workshops.
They got the green light at the council’s fortnightly meeting last week.
Roma SES covers areas west of Charleville and Quilpie, making Mitchell a more central location.
The council-run retirement village has been abandoned since the government-funded aged care facility opened adjacent to Mitchell Hospital in 2013.
Their July letter said they wanted to use the village as a training room, as well as accommodation, bathroom and dining facilities, between three and four times a year.
Council agreed to allow the SES use the village’s A Block on the proviso the SES be responsible for all their own equipment and daily requirements with no additional costs to council.
Parts of the old village are also used by the Palen Creek Correctional Facility with a supervisor and 12 prisoners residing in selfcontained demountables at the rear of the building.
Care Outreach also use the facility five to 10 days a year delivering assistance to Mitchell and surrounding communities.
ON THE MOVE: Tara SES volunteers Daryl Bartimote and Peter Treloar.