The Western Downs will be commemorating Anzac Day with services across the region. Find out more about your local event.
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Cats and dogs adopted from Council’s pounds during February, March & April will be eligible for Council’s desexing program
The Adopt a Street Tree program is all about creating healthier, happier and closer communities right across the Western Downs! Find out more today.
Get your entries in for the 2018 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition. Entries close Monday 2 July
Read more about the exciting new event coming in 2018…
Be sure to check out the new LOVE Western Downs Magazine, now available to view online.
Check out the new Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs website!
The Western Downs Planning Scheme has now been adopted by Council
View the new Planning Scheme
Add or update your community group details on Council’s FREE online My Community Directory
Watering times are in effect across the Western Downs
See full details of current water restrictions for your area
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Council is proposing to introduce new Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 to take over from the State Government waste management legislation. From Monday 26 March, Council will commence public consultation on the proposed local law, which will be made available on Council's website and from our Customer Service Centres across the region. For more information on the proposed local law and public feedback period visit: www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/council-seeks-public-feedback-on-proposed-new-waste-management-law/
4 days ago
A great evening at the Miles & District Chamber of Commerce Year Ahead Series on Thursday night.
WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh, Chamber President Rachel Kerwick and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud all spoke positively about the future of the Miles district.
Here's to an exciting 2018!
1 week ago
Only one day left to register for Adopt a Street Tree! We think Brigalow State School definitely has the right idea — we'd love to see our Western Downs community get involved too! 🌳🌳🌳
about 7 hours ago
Our famous blue skies were on show at the #BigSkies2018 launch today at Jimbour Homestead! Mayor Paul McVeigh, Big… https://t.co/kbTPMDtIQ5
28 Feb 18
Chinchilla Boil Water Alert has now been lifted. After the mandatory 3 day testing period, Queensland Health advise… https://t.co/gFtcHff0yP
27 Feb 18
Mayor McVeigh talking #IntensiveAg at Day 1 of @TSBEnterprise Intensive Ag Industries Conference this morning.… https://t.co/6ZznfrgC4m
6 Feb 18
Who doesn't love a good sod?!
Great feeling of economic growth at Cooranga North this morning for the @aglenergy Co… https://t.co/Yl2XyaMDXY
23 Jan 18
Great to have QLD Premier @AnnastaciaMP out in the #WesternDowns today to see the billions of $$ worth of solar inv… https://t.co/BjWL0FOhII
17 Jan 18
We're proud to announce our Local #AustraliaDay Award winners for the #WesternDowns! A massive congratulations to a… https://t.co/hO71G3URyh
Water samples from the Miles Water Treatment Plant provided to Queensland Health for assessment were given the all… https://t.co/Mmk9EZqlVv
Have the energy and passion for creating active and vibrant communities? @WesternDownsRC has an exciting role for y… https://t.co/qPTdt3rOEh
11 Jan 18
UPDATE: Miles Boil Water Alert — A huge shout out to our Miles community for keeping up their efforts to conserve w… https://t.co/JPGIu1kqhQ
10 Jan 18
A huge 2018 ahead for the #westerndowns. WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh chats with @Bronte_Latham of @WINNews_TWBA in Dalb… https://t.co/IRBxTYX16k
So great to see Brigalow State School getting involved in our Adopt a Street Tree program! It’s not too late to register - visit the link in our bio for more info on how you can get involved 🌳🌳🌳
#lovewesterndowns #adoptastreettree Read More
Another gorgeous shot from @audaxaerial. See, Monday’s aren’t all that bad!
#lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #westerndownsphotographer #chancesplain #westerndowns Read More
Tiny #cotton clouds. Loving this time of season in the Western Downs! 📸: @jess__mick
#lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #westerndownsphotographer #rural #westerndowns Read More
Weekend dreaming... photos like this from @blowfly_01 make us wish that Friday’s were a little shorter!
#lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #westerndownsphotographer #wildflowers #westerndowns Read More
Happy #internationalwomensday - today we’re taking the vow to continue to #pressforprogress for women and girls across the world. Here’s to our women of the Western Downs 💜💜💜
#lovewesterndowns #iwd2018 Read More
Don’t worry, we’re well aware of our Insta-hiatus of late. But #behindthescenes, we’ve been putting a whole-lotta-heart into the second edition of our #lovewesterndowns magazine, which hits mailboxes NEXT WEEK (we can hear the excitement from here!). We can’t wait to share it with you all - especially our awesome little community here on Instagram. Read More
Gotcha! #throwback to our Australia Day celebrations across the Western Downs - take us back!⠀
#lovewesterndowns #westerndownsphotographer #community Read More
Swoon-worthy views of the Western Downs - our favourite thing! Thanks for the shot @kristaeppelstun, just unreal 👏⠀
Make sure to check out our friends over at @experiencewesterndowns for more gorgeous views of our region⠀
#lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #experiencewesterndowns Read More
Gentle giants of the Western Downs ⠀
#lovewesterndowns #westerndownsphotographer #trees #nature Read More
The most incredible patchwork in our little corner of the world⠀
#lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #westerndownsphotographer #landscape Read More
Back by popular demand, our Adopt a Street Tree applications for 2018 are now open - and by the looks of it, Alicia and Flynn are stoked! Join our community of tree lovers across the Western Downs and register your interest at the link in our bio 🌳🌳🌳⠀
#lovewesterndowns #adoptastreettree #community #nature #westerndowns #treelover Read More
Too good not to regram - thanks @lizzys.lovelys for this great shot!
#lovewesterndowns #regionalprode #localphotographer #sorghum Read More
You know what Thursday means - Friday is around the corner! ⠀
#lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #localphotographer Read More
Last minute valentines for the one you love? Hot air balloons, Jimbour at sunrise and champagne - it doesn't get much more romantic than that. Tickets are on sale now at the link in our bio ❤️
#lovewesterndowns #bigskies2018 Read More
Storytime! Love all that our libraries do for the community.⠀
📸: @westerndownslibraries ⠀
#lovewesterndowns #library #community Read More
Just like glass... 👌⠀
#lovewesterndowns #localphotographer #regionalpride Read More
Can't get enough of our #australiaday photos from across the region! #flashbackfriday to @ashurstdonna and Australia Day Ambassador David Edwards at the Aus Day event in Dalby. Thanks for being such a good sport David!⠀
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It's amazing what you find out the car window on a drive through the Western Downs. Thanks for the shot Sheridan!⠀
#lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #localphotographer Read More
Sale day! Loving this shot from Southern Queensland Country from the Dalby Regional Saleyards - right in the heart of the action⠀
#lovewesterndowns #saleyards #localgovqld Read More
Just one of the many incredible images from @auduxaerial. We have so many talented photographers on the Western Downs - we just can't keep up sometimes! If you love our beautiful region as much as we do, tag your photos with #lovewesterndowns to be featured.⠀
#lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #westerndownsphotographer Read More
Premier tours Energy Capital of Queensland
Purchase your tickets to secure your spot for Big Skies Day on the Plain
Regional water restrictions changing from Monday 5 March
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