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Business and Industry

Western Downs Regional Council is among the highest local government performers in Queensland and Australia.  A rural centre invigorating growth through continued agriculture, manufacturing and resource diversification, Western Downs Regional Council is alive with activity.

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Facilities and Services

Geographically spread across a vast region of 38,039km2, Western Downs Regional Council has modern facilities such as Aquatic and Fitness Centres, Art Galleries, Museums, Cinemas and Civic Centres, which bring the feel of a metropolitan centre to the rural communities.

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Environment and Health

The Environment and Health Section aims to provide a healthy environment for our people today and the generations of tomorrow. This section includes waste collection, waste disposal, animal management, environmental health, environmental protection, food hygiene, local laws, rural services and natural resource management.

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Planning and Building Services

Planning and Building Services is responsible for Building, Plumbing and Development applications which include Material Change of Use, Reconfiguring a Lot and Operational Works applications.

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Saleyards of the Western Downs is an economic and operational overview of saleyards owned and operated by Western Downs Regional Council including Dalby, Wandoan, Chinchilla, Tara and Meandarra.

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Western Downs Regional Council runs a variety of tenders each year.  Most tenders can be applied for electronically and submitted to Council.  You can view our open tenders and other related details here.