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14 Jun 2019
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07 Jun 2019
20 minutes ago
Can you believe it's only one month until Opera at Jimbour is back on the Western Downs? Since it's Thursday, there's only one way to celebrate — here's a #ThrowbackThursday to #OPERAatJIMBOUR in 2007. It's safe to say that Opera has earned its reputation more than ten years on from this photo — in 2017 we welcomed close to 10,000 guests to the amphitheatre! Do you have any Opera throwbacks to share?
Tickets to the 2019 Opera at Jimbour are on sale now via www.operaatjimbour.com/
2 hours ago
Exciting news! Council has purchased the former 'Mary's Commercial Hotel' lot in Dalby.
Council plan on turning this land into a green space as part of the regions ongoing beautification works.
Keep an eye out as this new area comes to life 🌱🌿🌻
18 hours ago
We're investing in the future by ensuring that our young people can find great jobs in the Western Downs — just like Jordan (Dalby State High School) and David (Tara Shire State College), our work experience students in the IT and Parks & Open Spaces departments. Great to have you onboard guys!
23 hours ago
Hey Western Downs, do you have your singing voices warmed up? Don't forget the 'Help is on it Way' Choral Workshop with Emma Dean Music is on this Saturday at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre from 10am — be a part of a national choral initiative focussed on tackling tough conversations about mental health: http://bit.ly/31N66Jc #QLDMUSICFEST
🎶 Hang on, help is on its way. I'll be there as fast as I can.... 🎶
1 day ago
Great news from the WDRC 2019/20 Budget!
This year we have budgeted for 30 trainees including apprentices who will be allocated across areas and regions of Council.
Council's traineeship program has gone from strength to strength and is one of many things we're really proud of.
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