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29 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
23 minutes ago
There are some BIG things happening in the Western Downs today, check out Big Skies so you don’t miss all the excitement!
2 hours ago
Check out the official unveiling of Australia's Next Big Thing on the TODAY Show this morning. Thanks to Wotif.com, Chinchilla is now the home to the nation's newest tourist attraction - The Big Melon! 🍉 #LOVEWesternDowns #TheBigMelon
17 hours ago
A massive thank you to everyone who attended our Remembrance Day services across the Western Downs. The service at Tara had one of its largest crowds on record.
20 hours ago
How great is the talent of students in the Western Downs? Mayor Paul McVeigh was presented with artwork made by students from Chinchilla State High School. The artwork was completed in partnership with Easternwell.
6 days ago
Anticipation is high for the announcement of the Next Big Thing. Do you think the Big Melon in Chinchilla can beat the three other finalists to become Australia's new tourist attraction?
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
20 Apr 18
A fantastic day as His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC @QldGovernor joins @WesternDownsRC Mayor Paul Mc… https://t.co/1iyMA6B4tO
Great to have you @QldGovernor! Hope you have the chance to try one of our famous country-baked scones at the… https://t.co/78Vb8GeBMP
18 Apr 18
Mayor McVeigh last night at @TSBEnterprise evening talking all things #energy and #westerndowns as the heart of res… https://t.co/6NfTihn2T5
13 Apr 18
WDRC Deputy Mayor Cr Andrew Smith:
"And of course the talented apprentices and trainees who are here today because… https://t.co/EzhbuYBxwv
It’s #melonmadness this morning in Chinchilla after the official unveiling of Australia’s Next Big Thing - The Big Melon. 🍉#lovewesterndowns #TheBigMelon Read More
Harvest time is a pretty big deal around here 🌾📷: @lifeonglenlomond #lovewesterndowns #fieldsofgold #thankafarmer Read More
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
How great is it when the Western Downs is full of colour? #lovewesterndowns Read More
The trip along the Warrego Highway might be worth it just for this - are you excited about #bigskies2019? Read More
Oh how we love photos of the gorgeous rain 🌧🌧🌧 📸: @yogilaff #lovewesterndowns Read More
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
How gorgeous are the Santa Bulls that were at Saturday’s sale! #lovewesterndowns #mooveoutoftheway #unbullievable Read More
The residents at Carinya spoilt the visitors to the @milesbacktothebushfestival with a Teddy Bear Picnic #lovewesterndowns #socutewecantbearit Read More
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
Thanks to Bronwyn and Tony for being our Street Tree celebrities! Watch this space - the next round of Council’s Adopt a Street Tree program is opening soon 🌳🌳🌳
#lovewesterndowns #adoptastreettree Read More
Wednesday 1st August was #nationalscoutday and Mayor @mcveigh1978 has been honoured with a scout supporters scarf at the Dalby Scouts Den. #lovewesterndowns Read More
Did you get up at the quack of dawn this morning? It was a bit fresh in our neck of the woods, let us know how cold it was where you were! #lovewesterndowns #brr #iceicebaby 📸: @courtneygaye_travels Read More
We have some incredibly talented artists in the Western Downs! Thanks @teresaseasel for coming out and running your two day workshop! #lovewesterndowns #artistsoninstagram #acrylicpainting Read More
Our very own Kyla-Rae received an Academic Excellence award from Goondir at NAIDOC celebrations in Dalby! 👏🏻🏆 #NAIDOC2018 #becauseofherwecan #lovewesterndowns Read More
Moo-ve over Daisy! The Dalby Saleyards have been in operation for over 75 years with 200 000 of these beautiful animals sold through our yards each year 🐄🐂#lovewesterndowns #cowsofinstagram Read More
The Cods were biting at the fishbowl as the 20 years of football kicked off with Ladies Day 2018! 🏉💃🏻🥂#plentyoffishintheC #lovewesterndowns #condaminecods @condaminecodsrugby @lisakennedycollections @smokeandmirrorsonline @cestcheese.onthego 🎶: Bensound.com Read More
What is love? Baaaaby don’t herd me 🐏🐑 📷: @borderlivingmag #lovewesterndowns #prayforrain #sheepofinstagram #ewebeauty Read More
Regardless of your faith, Mayor Paul McVeigh invites you to #prayforrain this Sunday - let’s get the Western Downs green again! 🌱🌱🌱
#lovewesterndowns Read More
It’s officially begun! So excited to see Mayor McVeigh and @stirlinghinchliffe turn the sod at the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands site. There’s so many great things coming your way Chinchilla, and we just can’t wait to show them off #watchthisspace 🌳🍉🦕#chinchillabotanicparklands
#lovewesterndowns Read More
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