Monday 24 September 2018
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2 hours ago
Not long now until this year's Dalby's Delicious and Delightful Festival lanterns are brought to life! Here are some snaps from the last few years, what do you think we'll see in this year's parade?
Don't miss Dalby's favourite festival this weekend. Find out more here - http://deliciousanddelightful.com.au/.
4 hours ago
With Magpie nesting time approaching, please take caution in areas where magpies are known to swoop. Find out more info at bit.ly/2MMTGJz
Check out the funny video below testing different methods to keep Magpies away. SPOILER - The eyes don't work! (1.06)
Have you got any methods that have worked? We'd love to hear them!
Credit to Hit99.5 Sunraysia
10 hours ago
To celebrate Seniors Week, Cr Maguire made a visit to Dalby's Ningana Retirement Village to read some good old bush poetry to the residents.
To find out more about Seniors Week events in your district visit our website - wdrc.info/seniors-month-2018
1 day ago
Come along to the Australian Citizenship Ceremony to celebrate our residents as they take the final step in their journey to becoming an Australian citizen.
Held 1pm this Saturday, 18 August at Dalby's Delicious and Delightful Festival (Anderson Park, Dalby).
Are you a Senior who would love to learn more about technology? To celebrate our Western Downs Seniors we are hosting a number of 'Getting Started Online' sessions especially for Seniors.
If you're interested in our free Seniors Week events, find out more about what is on offer in your district here - wdrc.info/seniors-month-2018.
11 Jul 18
Dalby is buzzing today! Thanks to @madolynp13 and @7NewsToowoomba for coming and chatting with us today about the… https://t.co/aO6YaDw38B
26 Jun 18
The #ChinchillaBotanicParklands Stage 1 kicked off today with the Hon @StirlHinchliffe Minister for Local Governmen… https://t.co/wZJtvX3gn6
5 May 18
Stay hydrated! You can bring sealed bottled water into the Day on the Plain venue #BigSkies2018 https://t.co/Wmt35vx4Na
2 May 18
Dalby Saleyards Tours kicked off the Big Skies Festival 2018 this morning, with visitors from as far away as Tasman… https://t.co/DOc5RRkqvu
30 Apr 18
What a fabulous weekend to be on the #westerndowns !
Lovely to have so many locals and visitors enjoying our iconic… https://t.co/s8so32yHlM
20 Apr 18
A fantastic day as His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC @QldGovernor joins @WesternDownsRC Mayor Paul Mc… https://t.co/1iyMA6B4tO
Great to have you @QldGovernor! Hope you have the chance to try one of our famous country-baked scones at the… https://t.co/78Vb8GeBMP
18 Apr 18
Mayor McVeigh last night at @TSBEnterprise evening talking all things #energy and #westerndowns as the heart of res… https://t.co/6NfTihn2T5
13 Apr 18
WDRC Deputy Mayor Cr Andrew Smith:
"And of course the talented apprentices and trainees who are here today because… https://t.co/EzhbuYBxwv
We're not the only ones looking forward to #BigSkies2018 — see why you should be too!
Get your tickets now at… https://t.co/V8RWUQlOXL
Thanks to Bronwyn and Tony for being our Street Tree celebrities! Watch this space - the next round of Council’s Adopt a Street Tree program is opening soon 🌳🌳🌳
#lovewesterndowns #adoptastreettree Read More
Wednesday 1st August was #nationalscoutday and Mayor @mcveigh1978 has been honoured with a scout supporters scarf at the Dalby Scouts Den. #lovewesterndowns Read More
Did you get up at the quack of dawn this morning? It was a bit fresh in our neck of the woods, let us know how cold it was where you were! #lovewesterndowns #brr #iceicebaby 📸: @courtneygaye_travels Read More
We have some incredibly talented artists in the Western Downs! Thanks @teresaseasel for coming out and running your two day workshop! #lovewesterndowns #artistsoninstagram #acrylicpainting Read More
Our very own Kyla-Rae received an Academic Excellence award from Goondir at NAIDOC celebrations in Dalby! 👏🏻🏆 #NAIDOC2018 #becauseofherwecan #lovewesterndowns Read More
Moo-ve over Daisy! The Dalby Saleyards have been in operation for over 75 years with 200 000 of these beautiful animals sold through our yards each year 🐄🐂#lovewesterndowns #cowsofinstagram Read More
The Cods were biting at the fishbowl as the 20 years of football kicked off with Ladies Day 2018! 🏉💃🏻🥂#plentyoffishintheC #lovewesterndowns #condaminecods @condaminecodsrugby @lisakennedycollections @smokeandmirrorsonline @cestcheese.onthego 🎶: Bensound.com Read More
What is love? Baaaaby don’t herd me 🐏🐑 📷: @borderlivingmag #lovewesterndowns #prayforrain #sheepofinstagram #ewebeauty Read More
Regardless of your faith, Mayor Paul McVeigh invites you to #prayforrain this Sunday - let’s get the Western Downs green again! 🌱🌱🌱
#lovewesterndowns Read More
It’s officially begun! So excited to see Mayor McVeigh and @stirlinghinchliffe turn the sod at the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands site. There’s so many great things coming your way Chinchilla, and we just can’t wait to show them off #watchthisspace 🌳🍉🦕#chinchillabotanicparklands
#lovewesterndowns Read More
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not visit the beautiful Caliguel Lagoon out at Condamine. Beautifully captured by @seanscottphotography #caliguellagoon #lovewesterndowns #tgif Read More
We hope this Mumma has been keeping warm with this cooler weather❄️🌬🐮 📷: @emmahookephotography #lovewesterndowns #throwbackthursday #cowsofinstagram Read More
We love the beautiful skies we have in the Western Downs especially this slice of heaven in Miles. 📷: @chrissweetapplephotography
#lovewesterndowns #magicalmonday Read More
It’s not too late to sign up for Council’s Sport & Recreation Assistance Program -not only do our grants help out our fantastic sports teams across the region, but we get to share great stories just like this one!⠀
It’s an understatement to say that Macauley here is a superstar athlete. After a lot of hard work, he was selected to represent that State in touch football at last year’s Pacific School Games. With Council’s backing, he was able to focus on footy and not have to worry about the cost of flights. And the best part? He got the gold 🏅⠀
If you are a sporting team or individual after a little boost to go from good to great, we’d love to hear from you. Read More
Thursday afternoon means it’s time for a little #throwback, so we’re reminiscing about last year’s fabulous Jandowae Timbertown Festival! Are you as excited as we are for the 2018 @jandowaetimbertownfestival this weekend? Only two more sleeps! #lovewesterndowns #throwbackthursday #jandowaetimbertownfestival #timberrrr Read More
Look out for our Councillors hiding in the trees! Don’t worry, it’s just the next phase of our Adopt a Street Tree initiative - coming to a street verge near you 🌳🌳🌳
#lovewesterndowns #adoptastreettree #lovewhereyoulive Read More
Did you make it out to the Miles Show this week? Meet Kim Chew, Faye Burton, Gail Courte and Glen Ruediger, just a few of the fantastic volunteers who helped make it a great success.
Do you know someone who does a wonderful job at our local shows across the region? Give them a shout out below! #NVW2018 Read More
Joining his family at working bees when he was only in primary school was just the beginning for Jim Moran.
From one of our region's biggest festivals of the year @tarafestival to the Tara Show and the Hannaford Campdraft — there's not a club, event or committee in Tara, The Gums or Hannaford that Jim hasn't helped at over the years.
Being a part of strengthening his community's local events is something he's very proud of: "Without volunteers our local events can't survive. All events across our region are a credit to all involved and it's great to see everyone work together and make it happen. There's no better sense of achievement when an event you've been involved in is a great success." #NVW2018 Read More
If you've ever been to the @jandowaetimbertownfestival or Jandowae Races, hit a round at the Jandowae Golf Club or supported the guys at the Jandowae Jackaroos Junior Rugby League Club and Canaga Cricket Club chances are Michael Wood has been one of the smiling faces behind it.
Known by many in the area as 'Woodsy' it was only natural Michael got into volunteering with parents who've "volunteered in and around Jandowae forever". It was the Jandowae Timbertown Festival's cry for help to keep the event going that spurred him into volunteering for the Committee and he's never looked back: "I'm very passionate about this great little country town we live in. Being involved in such a great committee and great event, meant that we were giving back to pretty much every community group in town and so many businesses." #NVW2018 Read More
Today we're shining the spotlight on one of our very own @westerndownslibraries volunteers Madi Kenna.
If you've joined in on one of our STEAM squad activities over the last few weeks chances are you would have seen this bright bubbly face.
Madi has been volunteering at her local library since she was in Grade 6 and the first thing she did after moving to the region with her parents earlier this year was put her hand up to volunteer at the Dalby Library.
As our newest volunteer Madi puts her love of organising to work, helping our staff with our Library programs and says volunteering has made the move to Dalby a lot easier: "It's not just putting books on the shelf. I've made a lot of friends through my volunteering. The other day I came in when they were opening up to start the day everyone said 'Hi Madi' and I felt so welcome. I felt a part of something." #NVW2018 Read More
Celebrate Seniors Week in the Western Downs
See the great projects we’re delivering across our region
The Tarcoola Aged Care Facility in Tara currently has available beds
Winter water restrictions will come into effect from Sunday 22nd April