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Western Downs Regional Council

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There are some BIG things happening in the Western Downs today, check out Big Skies so you don’t miss all the excitement!

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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

Western Downs Regional Council

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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.

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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.

Western Downs Regional Council

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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?

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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

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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

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Wednesday 1st August was #nationalscoutday and Mayor @mcveigh1978 has been honoured with a scout supporters scarf at the Dalby Scouts Den. #lovewesterndowns Read More

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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

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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

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Our very own Kyla-Rae received an Academic Excellence award from Goondir at NAIDOC celebrations in Dalby! 👏🏻🏆 #NAIDOC2018 #becauseofherwecan #lovewesterndowns Read More

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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

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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

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What is love? Baaaaby don’t herd me 🐏🐑 📷: @borderlivingmag #lovewesterndowns #prayforrain #sheepofinstagram #ewebeauty Read More

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Regardless of your faith, Mayor Paul McVeigh invites you to #prayforrain this Sunday - let’s get the Western Downs green again! 🌱🌱🌱 #lovewesterndowns Read More

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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

Adopt a Street Tree

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

Sale of Land

Western Downs Regional Council Sale of Land for unpaid rates.

Planning Scheme

View the Western Downs Planning Scheme Amendment 1

2018/19 Budget Adopted

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