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Council demonstrates commitment to buying locally with Procurement Roadshow

Western Downs Regional Council will hit the road this August to showcase the various procurement opportunities for local businesses coming up in the 2021/22 financial year.


Local businesses are encouraged to attend Council’s free Procurement Roadshow, which will visit Dalby, Chinchilla, Miles, and Tara next month.


Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Finance, Corporate Services and Business Strategy, Councillor Ian Rasmussen said Council was committed to communicating directly with local suppliers and showcasing opportunities to do business with Council.


“The Roadshow will enable businesses to communicate directly with Council the capabilities of their business and what they can offer upcoming projects,” Cr Rasmussen said.


"To actively live and buy local is very important for Council, it means looking for greater opportunities to work with our local businesses, and we have so many fantastic projects being delivered right across the region this financial year.


“Council is continually seeking a wide range of local suppliers across all categories of business.


"The Roadshow is not only aimed at creating more awareness about working with Council but it also gives the local businesses that make our region so great the opportunity to continue to grow and contribute to the economic  sustainability of the region.


"By hosting this Roadshow, we want to encourage our local businesses to start thinking about what they can offer Council's future projects and also to act as a reminder that Council puts its full support behind our local businesses.


The Free Sessions will be held at the following times and locations:








Miles Leichhardt Centre

5:30pm to 7:30pm



Chinchilla RSL

7:00am to 9:00am



Tara Soldiers Memorial Hall

5:30pm to 7:30pm



Dalby Corporate Office

5:30pm to 7:30pm


The Procurement Roadshow is a COVID safe event and attendees will be required to register online prior to attending the event via

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.


To find out more about the Procurement Roadshow or doing business with Council, contact Council on
1300 COUNCIL or visit


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Media Contact:


Western Downs Regional Council Media Office                                                07 4679 4265

Claudia Oberholzer | Communications and Marketing Officer                     0427 864 900