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Wombats, watermelons and white gums — watch the Chinchilla Botanic Parkland come to life!
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Watering times are in effect across the Western Downs
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14 Jun 2019
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9 hours ago
Remember when we asked to see your pooch like furever ago? ...yeah us too. Well after much deliberation between the team here (I mean it took us MONTHS to narrow it down) we've finally picked our top five dogs.
As you can imagine it's been a ruff time for us, so we thought you might throw us a bone and help us pick the cutest dog in the Western Downs.
1 day ago
Meet Claudia Nothdurft, one of our Bursary Students who commenced with Council in 2019.
Not only is Claudia studying Crimonology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, she also received the George Alexander Foundation Scholarship.
The objective of the Scholarship is to assist with costs associated with accommodation fees for students who can demonstrate academic merit and potential.
Council's Bursary program supports course-related expenses and offers on-the-job experience over the university semester breaks.
To find out more about Council's Bursary Program follow the link: bit.ly/2WQMS6u
We know you ❤️ Miles, and we love grants!
Who could think of a better combination than a grant writing workshop in Miles? Head on down to the Columboola Function Room on 20 June at 9.30am and 6pm to learn all the tips and tricks from our grants team.
Secure your place today by calling 1300 COUNCIL to learn more aboute grants visit: bit.ly/2VwhGsH
Are you an experienced construction labourer?
If you are looking for a stable role in an organisation committed to providing outstanding service to the community, then this role is for you.
We are one of only a handful of Councils in Queensland to be debt-free, having paid the final instalment of our $60 million debt in March 2019.
Click here for more information on how to apply, bit.ly/2MyXMcl.
2 days ago
Are you heading to our Meandarra Grant Writing Workshop tonight at 6pm? With the Meandarra Hall a little chilly in this weather, make sure to meet us at the Meandarra Library instead. Special guest Danny Nearhos will also be at tonight's workshop to share more info on grants available from the Department of Sport and Recreation. See you there!
7 Feb 19
We're 'bursting' with excitement for the Chinchilla Melon Festival! WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh and Chinchilla Melon Fe… https://t.co/BBAjTYU0eN
6 Jan 19
Cr Rasmussen looking good as co driver in the 2019 Commodore Supercar at the @redbullholden launch yesterday. Lownd… https://t.co/BZMlbS1sHS
22 Nov 18
If you think the #BigMelon is the next big thing, wait until you see the Watermelon Water Play Area at the… https://t.co/8KUHLGR5mP
13 Nov 18
Mayor Paul McVeigh speaks with @9NewsQueensland about all things #bigskies2019 https://t.co/uwJvJ0RiKO
29 Oct 18
There may be grey skies out along the Warrego Highway in Oakey, but Big Skies is on the way for the #WesternDowns!… https://t.co/Uv5vTgR79U
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
Check out what’s now showing at our cinemas in Chinchilla and Dalby
Western Downs Invites You to join in all our upcoming events
Entries are now open for the Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition
New water restrictions will take effect 27 January