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Australia Day 2019

Celebrate Australia Day in the Western Downs this year at an event near you.

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Big Skies 2019

Big Skies 2019 is headed to the Western Downs from Saturday 27 April to Sunday 5 May 2019. Get your tickets now!

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Chinchilla Botanic Parklands

Wombats, watermelons and white gums — watch the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands come to life!

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LOVE Western Downs Magazine

Be sure to check out the new LOVE Western Downs Magazine, now available to view online.

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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

1300 COUNCIL

We have one number for all your enquiries

Just call 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)

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Western Downs Regional Council

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Renovations are finally complete for the Giligulgul road bridge at Wandoan. Despite looking like a giant game of Jenga during construction, the end product was well worth the wait.

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Applications for our two disability traineeships close tomorrow. If you or someone you know would like to kickstart a career with us, apply today! Click here to find out more: bit.ly/2HqNCrE

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Have you been out to the Kaimkillenbun Pub? We have so many special towns full of stories and Western Downs history - make sure you check them out!

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Love the big screen and the smell of fresh popcorn? We've got the job for you! Our Dalby Cinema is looking for two Casual Cinema Attendants (1 x Junior & 1 x Senior) to join the Western Downs Cinemas team! To apply for these positions, email your current resume and 500 words outlining why you're the best candidate to recruitment@wdrc.qld.gov.au. Applications close Thursday 31 January.

Western Downs Regional Council

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Have you got your copy of the LIVE Western Downs Magazine yet? Published in partnership with the Western Downs Regional Council and the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) and launched this morning, LIVE Western Downs celebrates what an incredible place our region is to live, work and play. "Our region has so many wonderful things to offer and I'm proud that we get to showcase these in this brand new publication. I'm very excited to see it out and about in our communities and shared with all of our visitors." ~ Deputy Mayor Andrew Smith. LIVE Western Downs will be distributed outside of the region and will be available in hotels, cafes, real estate agents and available from Western Downs Regional Council. Grab your copy now! Image: TSBE Board Director Rob Hart (left) and Deputy Mayor Andrew Smith.

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The flora and fauna of the Western Downs is unbe-leaf-able! We love seeing how unique the greenery is in our region 🌿🌱🌾 #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More

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Take me home, country roads 🎶 Aren’t we lucky to belong to a view like this! #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More

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We can’t help but smile when we look at this beautiful field of sorghum 🌾🌾 #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns #cantbeglumwithallthissorghum Read More

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Now that’s what we call a view! With so many things to do around the Western Downs on a weekend we’d love to hear about your favourite spots #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More

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Big thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated the @redbullholden launch in Dalby! It was great to see @craiglowndes888 and the Red Bull Holden Racing Team get back to their regional roots in the Western Downs. 📸: Andy Green/ Red Bull Content Pool #lovewesterndowns #redbullholden Read More

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We can’t help but hear a little Stevie Wonder when we look at this photo 🎶 #isntshelovely #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More

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We’re excited to show you all of the things we’ve got planned for this year! #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns #2019YearoftheFestival Read More

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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

Watering Restrictions

New water restrictions take effect 18 November

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

Aged Care Beds Available

The Tarcoola Aged Care Facility in Tara currently has available beds