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25 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018
1 day ago
We are seeking a Senior Legal Advisor to join the team. In this role you will provide high-quality professional legal advice across Council to build an understanding of legal issues, risks and obligations. You will also be the primary contact for advice in contract law, representing Council in litigation and compliance and risk management.
This fixed term role is flexible with the option to work full time or part time. Find out more and apply online here - bit.ly/2OK4dG9.
4 days ago
We're beyond excited to be welcoming country music superstars Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont (that's right, Brooke from The McClymonts!) to the Western Downs next month as a part of our last Not Just for Laughs regional comedy tour — and you better believe we're going out with a bang. 🎉🎉🎉
Keep an ear out for Brooke and Adam on ABC Southern Queensland with David Illiffe on Monday morning.
5 days ago
As part of our community 'Groovin into Town' series, The Signy Arnason Quartet will be joining us at the fifth annual Western Downs Regional Artists' Exhibition this Saturday night from 5.30pm. 🎶
Be sure to visit the Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla this Saturday evening to browse some of our region's greatest talent! #GroovinIntoTown #LOVEWesternDowns
Thanks so much to Our Lady of the Southern Cross College students Clancy, Kacy and Connor for spending time with our IT, Engineering and Records departments this week for work experience.
Council loved having you with us!
To find out about traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities follow the link: wdrc.info/trainees-and-apprentices/
6 days ago
No plans for your Saturday night? Discover the talent on show from our local artists at the fifth annual Western Downs Regional Artists' Exhibition this Saturday night from 5.30pm. Who will be the next artist to take home the coveted First Prize, like Helen in 2017 with her 'Fabulous Fascinators' piece? Head to Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla to find out!
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
How gorgeous are the Santa Bulls that were at Saturday’s sale! #lovewesterndowns #mooveoutoftheway #unbullievable Read More
The residents at Carinya spoilt the visitors to the @milesbacktothebushfestival with a Teddy Bear Picnic #lovewesterndowns #socutewecantbearit Read More
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
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
Registrations are now open for Round 3 of Adopt a Street Tree
Join the musical experience this Spring across the Western Downs
See the great projects we’re delivering across our region
The Tarcoola Aged Care Facility in Tara currently has available beds