New Planning Scheme

Western Downs Planning Scheme

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

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Lest We Forget

Anzac Day

The Western Downs will be commemorating Anzac Day with services across the region on Tuesday 25 April 2017

Find out locations and times…

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Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust

Applications are now open for the 2017 round of funding through the Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust

Submissions close 21 April 2017

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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

16 hours ago

Are you new to the Western Downs? Do you speak English as a second language? Western Downs Libraries supports a number of Conversations in English(CinE) groups to help you practice your English language skills in a relaxed and fun environment, all while making great new friends. CinE groups meet in Chinchilla, Dalby and Tara regularly. For more information and to stay up-to-date join their Facebook Group! For any further enquiries call 1300 COUNCIL to speak to our friendly Library Staff ~ WDRC Comms Team

Western Downs Regional Council

18 hours ago

It's out with the old and in with the new! Jubilee Park in Chinchilla is getting a new fence, with works to replace the old fence starting today. The park will remain open to visitors and residents during the replacement and works are expected to be completed by Friday 31 March. ~ WDRC Comms Team

Western Downs Regional Council

19 hours ago

Continuing our commitment to keeping it local, Council are proud to announce that Chinchilla firm PentaCon Pty Ltd has been awarded the $3.26 million works tender for the replacement of Bundi Road and Greenswamp Road bridges. Works to upgrade the old timber bridges will start in April and May this year. To check out the full story visit:

Western Downs Regional Council

3 days ago

TGIF! Check out what's happening this weekend in the Western Downs thanks to Western Downs Invites You! Are you a not for profit community group with an event coming up? Email for more information on how to better promote your event. ~ WDRC Comms Team

Western Downs Regional Council

3 days ago

Kickstart your career with WDRC! Just like Natalie and Shayla, pursue your passions and find your perfect fit with a range of traineeships, apprentices, cadetships and work experience opportunities with Council across the Western Downs. Make sure to keep an eye out on our Current Vacancies page for upcoming 'earn and learn' opportunities. Can't find what you're looking for? Give our Learning and Development team a call on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624). ~ WDRC Comms Team

Nominations Now Open for Australia Day Awards 2018

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

Water inspection program

An approved inspection program for water supply will be conducted from 1 April to 30 June 2017

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WDRC 2017 – 2022 Corporate Plan

Council’s 2017 – 2022 Corporate Plan is now available