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LOVE Western Downs Magazine

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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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Western Downs Regional Council

2 days ago

As of next year, our Western Downs Libraries are opening at times more suitable for you! Check out their website for more information - www.westerndownslibraries.com/were-changing-our-opening-hours/.

Western Downs Regional Council

6 days ago

Have you posted your letter to Santa yet? Our Western Downs Libraries Elves in Dalby are collecting mail for Mr. Claus to be sent to the North Pole today via Reindeer Express — don't miss out! Thanks to Santa's Little Helpers at WIN News Toowoomba for helping us spread the Christmas cheer 🎅🎄✨

Western Downs Regional Council

1 week ago

A very well-deserved recognition award to one of Dalby's local legends - everyone loves the Dalby Donut Man! 🍩

Western Downs Regional Council

1 week ago

Mayor McVeigh would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year this season! We've got lot of events happening across the Western Downs so join us and get into the Christmas spirit. 🎄 Download a copy of our December calendar to print off for your fridge - https://bit.ly/2UgBdJq or visit our website for more information - http://wdrc.info/events-calendar.

Western Downs Regional Council

1 week ago

Happy International Volunteers Day! We're very grateful for our volunteers and the wonderful work they do for our region. Here are a few snaps from our Christmas lunch yesterday. These lovely volunteers do a fantastic job at the Dalby Visitor Information Centre. We're lucky to have them!

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Have you bought your tickets to #DayOnThePlain yet? Don’t miss out on this lineup, including rock superstar Jon Stevens. Join us at Jimbour Amphitheatre on Saturday 4 May 2019 for a concert like no other - tickets available in bio! 🎸⠀ #BigSkies2019 #BigSkiesEvents Read More

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The lights are up, trees have been decorated and the sweet sounds of carols are in the air - Christmas is here! Celebrate the festive season with us at MyALL 107 tonight at the Community Tree Lighting? Come down from 5.30 to 7pm for face painting 🎨, storytime 📕, ornament decorating ⭐️ and a BBQ 🥩. See you there! #lovewesterndowns #christmas Read More

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Can you believe the beautiful Lake Broadwater is on our back doorstep? The only naturally occurring lake on the Darling Downs, the Lake Broadwater is home to water birds, native wildlife and avid skiiers come summer. Those water views 🙌⠀ #lovewesterndowns Read More

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You’ve heard of The Big Melon, but what about the other famous statue in the Western Downs? Legend has it a swagman and his dog were approach by a visitor who asked, ‘Who lives here?’, the swagman replied ‘Me and Darra’. What a story! #lovewesterndowns #meandarra Read More

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Cotton from above - you’d be forgiven if you thought we spilled a packet of Life Savers 🍬! Thanks @audaxaerial for the great shot.⠀ 📸: @audaxaerial #lovewesterndowns #cotton Read More

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Did you know that Kaimkillenbun is the longest single-word named town in Queensland? You can get spectacular shots like this 👆 at The Bun too - what an impressive town! What else do you love about The Bun?⠀ 📸: @alexcoppo⠀ #lovewesterndowns Read More

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If you think the #BigMelon is the next big thing, wait until you see the Watermelon Water Play Area at the #chinchillabotanicparklands! Here’s the very start of the ‘splash pad’, the state-of-the-art water treatment base that ensures we’re just as #waterwise as we are crazy about #watermelons 🍉 Read More

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We love all the seasons here in the Western Downs but we’re a little bias when it comes to how beautiful our winters are. #waybackwednesday #lovewesterndowns 📸: @meganmcnicholl Read More

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Big Skies 2019 is going to be a smash if the launch is anything to go off! We had such a great day with John Paul Young and the always helpful staff at Jimbour Station. #bigskies2019 #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More

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Love is in the air at Jimbour House today ❤️ So excited to launch #bigskies2019 and announce the official #dayontheplain lineup for Saturday 4 May 2019 - including our special guest John Paul Young! Keep an eye out on our page for more behind the scenes photos from today and visit our brand new website (#linkinbio) to grab your tickets! #lovewesterndowns Read More

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It’s #melonmadness this morning in Chinchilla after the official unveiling of Australia’s Next Big Thing - The Big Melon. 🍉#lovewesterndowns #TheBigMelon Read More

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Harvest time is a pretty big deal around here 🌾📷: @lifeonglenlomond #lovewesterndowns #fieldsofgold #thankafarmer Read More

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Sunny days are great for scenic drives like this one to Lake Broadwater. Where are you going this weekend in the Western Downs? #lovewesterndowns Read More

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How great is it when the Western Downs is full of colour? #lovewesterndowns Read More

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The trip along the Warrego Highway might be worth it just for this - are you excited about #bigskies2019? Read More

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Oh how we love photos of the gorgeous rain 🌧🌧🌧 📸: @yogilaff #lovewesterndowns Read More

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All of the beautiful plants around the region are loving the recent rain. We want to see the great photos you’ve taken around your neighbourhood 🌷🌳🌧#lovewesterndowns Read More

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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

Watering Restrictions

New water restrictions take effect 18 November

Christmas Events

Find out more about holiday events across the Western Downs

Planning Scheme

View the Western Downs Planning Scheme Amendment 1

Adopt a Street Tree

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