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Western Downs Regional Council

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Join in on all of the family fun this Saturday at the Tara Family Fun Day! Events are FREE, live music by Callum Brauer and food and drinks available for purchase 🎶🌭🤸‍♀️🤸‍♂️

Western Downs Regional Council

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What will you discover at the #chinchillabotanicparklands? If you're driving along Canaga Street, you'll be able to discover our brand new construction mesh around the Parklands site — a snapshot of what you might find in the completed Parklands come early 2019. What are you most looking forward to in the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands? Special shoutout to our Chinchilla Parks and Open Spaces team for installing the entire 350m of mesh!

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

Now is your chance to jump on board our trainee & apprenticeship program with a number of positions available all over the region. Kyla is currently a trainee with WDRC and has already learnt so many skills by spending time in the Economic Development, Customer Contact and Facilities teams. "Completing a traineeship with Council has been one of the greatest experiences I've had so far. You meet amazing people, learn so many valuable things and gain new skills everyday that will stick with you for a lifetime." Find out more about our traineeship programs and apply online today - wdrc.info/trainees-and-apprentices/.

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

Don't forget to nominate your local legends for the 2019 Australia Day Awards. 🇦🇺 ️2018 Regional Citizen of the Year Lou Thornbury loves her community and was honoured to receive her award. "I felt very privileged and humbled to receive such an award - it has made me even more determined to help out wherever I can. Some people go above and beyond just to help and they deserve to be recognised for their efforts." Nominate online today - wdrc.info/australia-day-2019-nominations #LocalLegends #LOVEWesternDowns

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How gorgeous are the Santa Bulls that were at Saturday’s sale! #lovewesterndowns #mooveoutoftheway #unbullievable Read More

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The residents at Carinya spoilt the visitors to the @milesbacktothebushfestival with a Teddy Bear Picnic #lovewesterndowns #socutewecantbearit Read More

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The kids from Kaimkillenbun State School are excited for the free family movie night happening tomorrow at their school! To find out when @ferdinandmovie is coming to a town near you follow the link in our bio 🐮🎬🍿 #lovewesterndowns #youbetterbullieveit Read More

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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

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Wednesday 1st August was #nationalscoutday and Mayor @mcveigh1978 has been honoured with a scout supporters scarf at the Dalby Scouts Den. #lovewesterndowns Read More

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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

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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

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Our very own Kyla-Rae received an Academic Excellence award from Goondir at NAIDOC celebrations in Dalby! 👏🏻🏆 #NAIDOC2018 #becauseofherwecan #lovewesterndowns Read More

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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

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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

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What is love? Baaaaby don’t herd me 🐏🐑 📷: @borderlivingmag #lovewesterndowns #prayforrain #sheepofinstagram #ewebeauty Read More

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Regardless of your faith, Mayor Paul McVeigh invites you to #prayforrain this Sunday - let’s get the Western Downs green again! 🌱🌱🌱 #lovewesterndowns Read More

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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

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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

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We hope this Mumma has been keeping warm with this cooler weather❄️🌬🐮 📷: @emmahookephotography #lovewesterndowns #throwbackthursday #cowsofinstagram Read More

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We love the beautiful skies we have in the Western Downs especially this slice of heaven in Miles. 📷: @chrissweetapplephotography #lovewesterndowns #magicalmonday Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

Adopt a Street Tree

Registrations are now open for Round 3 of Adopt a Street Tree

Groovin into Town

Join the musical experience this Spring across the Western Downs

2018/19 Budget Adopted

See the great projects we’re delivering across our region

Aged Care Beds Available

The Tarcoola Aged Care Facility in Tara currently has available beds