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Western Downs Invites You to attend local community events

23 November 2016

Thanks to a new initiative launched this week by Western Downs Regional Council, you’ll never be stuck planning your social calendar well in advance again. ‘Western Downs Invites You’ is a comprehensive annual calendar of community events from across the region designed to support community groups better promote their fabulous local events.

  • Council recognises that our community groups host an incredible array of local events that not only enrich the social fabric of our region but also boost our local economy. However, what was missing has been regular promotion of these upcoming events to attract a regional crowd and beyond;
  • ‘Western Downs Invites You’ is a new Council service to support community groups promote their events in advance to a wider audience using Council’s established communication channels;
  • As well as maintaining an annual community events calendar on its website, Council will promote upcoming events under the banner of ‘Western Downs Invites You’ through channels including print, radio and social media;
  • It’s a free service and community groups with upcoming events are encouraged to send us the details via events@wdrc.qld.gov.au or contact us on 1300 COUNCIL.

Mayor Paul McVeigh said Council is committed to continually improving its services to our community, and listening to your feedback is a key factor in ensuring we’re delivering on what our residents, community groups and businesses want.

“Having attended a great number of local events across the Western Downs I’m incredibly proud of the work our community groups put into planning and hosting these events for our residents and visitors to the region,” he said.

“Our community groups, residents, and Council, may know what fantastic local events we have coming up, but what about the wider community and those outside of our region?

“We know that promoting and marketing events can be tough, particularly when you don’t have a big budget, so as part of a renewed effort to help better promote our region’s local events we’ve launched the ‘Western Downs Invites You’ community events calendar.”

Council’s Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Kaye Maguire said the new service was all about proactively supporting local community and sporting groups achieve bigger and better events.

“Now all of our local events have a centralised promotional calendar, and using Council’s established communication channels we can help attract more people from both within the Western Downs and beyond to attend,” she said.

“This week is our first edition of ‘Western Downs Invites You’ so check it out in your local paper, on our Facebook page or by visiting our website – and share with your friends and family.”

If you need help to promote and market your event contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL or email events@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

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Media Contact:
Cr Paul McVeigh | Mayor, Western Downs Regional Council | 0408 700 392
Cr Kaye Maguire | Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development | 0475 007 555