New Planning Scheme

Western Downs Planning Scheme

The Western Downs Planning Scheme was adopted by Council on 15 March 2017

View the new Planning Scheme

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My Community Directory

Promote Your Community Group

Add or update your community group details on Council’s FREE online My Community Directory

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Western Downs WaterWise

Watering Times

Watering times are in effect across the Western Downs

See full details of current water restrictions for your area

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Events in the Western Downs

Western Downs Invites You

Planning a weekend away or just wanting to catch up with friends and family? Visit our comprehensive online events calendar for local community events.

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One Number for All Services


We have one number for all your enquiries

Just call 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)

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Western Downs Regional Council

4 hours ago

Business, schools and community groups across the Western Downs are going blue for a cause — and we are too. This Friday, April 28, Council is going blue in support of Dalby State School, with all money raised on the day going to restocking and rebuilding efforts. #everonward

Western Downs Regional Council

6 hours ago

Council wishes to advise that road works on the Public Car Park located between Foodworks Dalby and Mary's Commercial Hotel Dalby are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 3 May, with an expected time frame of approximately three weeks (weather permitting). Motorists are advised that partial and full car park closures, and closure of the entrances, will be required at times during the reconstruction works. For more information, please contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624).

Western Downs Regional Council

2 days ago

Are you an energetic leader with a passion for delivering quality care services to those in need? Do you have experience in leadership and management of an aged care facility, or are an experienced clinician looking to advance your skills in health management? Council's Health Services team are seeking Registered Nurses to fill the Coordinator positions at our Tarcoola and Carinya Aged Care facilities! If you are looking for a change, and willing to take on a challenge, we'd love to hear from you: Applications close 1 May 2017 #joinwdrc

Western Downs Regional Council

2 days ago

Apply now! Community organisations, arts groups, and local events committees have one week left to take advantage of Council's Community Grants funding opportunities. Applications for the Local Events Program, Minor Grants Program, and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) close at midnight, Tuesday 2 May. Apply online today, visit: ~ Comm Dev Team

Nominations Now Open for Australia Day Awards 2018

Celebrate our local heroes by nominating them for an Australia Day Award

ChemClear Program

Register your unwanted agvet chemicals before 28 April for the Agsafe ChemClear collection

Western Downs Youth Week 5-10 June 2017

Free events include circus workshops, side show activities, games and afterparty

Free Food Handlers Course July 2017

Register now for free Food Handlers Course sessions in Chinchilla, Dalby and Tara in July