New Amenities Block in Taroom

New Amenities Block in Taroom

Published: 4th August 2022

A new amenities facility has recently been built in Taroom thanks to a Works for Queensland (W4Q) partnership between the Banana Shire Council and the Queensland Government.

The new facility is located at the Taroom dipping yards on Roma-Taroom Road with construction beginning in April 2022 and completed 2 months later.


It replaces the existing amenities block which was originally built over 30 years ago and was in need of significant repair. The total cost of the project was $63,500, with $60,000 of the project proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland 2021-24 funding program.

Mayor of Banana Shire Council Nev Ferrier said that these new amenities are great news for truck drivers travelling through Taroom. “These new amenities will encourage truck drivers and road users to break their journey and avoid fatigue,” said Nev Ferrier.


“Taroom is the last Dip Line facility before the Roma saleyards and so anything travelling South has to be unloaded and inspected by the Tick Inspector. A hot shower after a long drive is great news for drivers transporting cattle.” Mayor Nev Ferrier added.


The construction of the new amenities block supported 3 local jobs.


Banana Shire’s Director of Council Services Chris Welch said that the project was important for Taroom providing a service to the community and visitors and creating jobs.


“This is another great example of Works for Queensland making it possible to deliver important infrastructure projects to the Banana Shire.” Chris said.


Council contracted Argus Builders Pty Ltd, a local Taroom business, to carry out the work.


The new amenities facility is now open to the public.