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Animal Management

Are you the owner of a cat or dog? Find out how to correctly take care of your pet within Western Downs Regional Council. Thinking of getting a pet? Find out how much it will cost and what you need to do to be a responsible pet owner.

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Arts, Culture and Heritage

To experience our region’s heritage, you can’t go past a leisurely stroll through one of our many historical villages and museums. Our region also boasts a rich fabric of arts and culture, including works by international acclaimed artists.

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Western Downs Regional Council administers 16 cemeteries within its boundaries with a further 5 cemeteries managed by local communities under a Trusteeship.

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Engineering Services

The role of the Engineering Services is to provide specialist technical services and to undertake the coordination of the engineering aspects of all projects to ensure the delivery of design and construction.


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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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Facilities and Services

Geographically spread across a vast region of 38,039km2, the Western Downs Regional Council has modern facilities such as Aquatic & 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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Health Services

Western Downs Regional Council manages two aged care facilities and a number of home and community care (HACC), in-home care and home maintenance programs throughout the region.

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Rates and Property

Rates and Charges are levied twice a year and Domestic Gas Notices are levied bi-monthly.  Are you wondering how your rates are calculated or if you are eligible for a State or Council remission?  Are you thinking of buying property and need a property search?

Neighbourhood disputes

Find solutions to your neighbourhood problems at the Queensland Neighbourhood Disputes website.