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Enviro grants to support a more sustainable Western Downs

Enviro grants to support a more sustainable Western Downs

Western Downs Regional Council is empowering communities to be more environmentally friendly, with applications now open for this year’s Recycle Market Enviro Grants funding program.  Local organisations are encouraged to apply for funding as part of the grants program which is delivered in partnership with Council’s waste and recycling contractor IOLAR Operational Services.   Council Spokesperson for Planning, Environment and Agribusiness Councillor Andrew Smith said the program was an opportunity to give back to the community and promote the importance of being sustainable.  “The Enviro Grants Program is made possible thanks to our residents recycling, reusing and upcycling second-hand goods at our Recycling Market Shops at Dalby, Chinchilla, and Miles Waste and Recycling Centres,” Cr Smith said.  “A massive forty percent of the money raised at our tip shops is reinvested into the Program to support various environmental initiatives across the Western Downs.     “Council is committed to empowering communities to develop local initiatives and this grants program has supported fantastic initiatives in the past such as feral animal monitoring equipment, solar panels, and watering systems and equipment.   “This is a fantastic example of what can be done when we work together, and I encourage the community to put forward their applications so we can help bring their ideas to life.”  Chinchilla Community Kindergarten Director Sarah Waters said Council’s Enviro Grants provided the opportunity to make sustainable improvements to the Kindy.   “We were successful in receiving an enviro grant last round, which enabled us to install solar panels on the building roof,” Mrs Waters said.   “These projects make a significant different to our operating costs and allow us to be more environmentally aware.”  Applications are now open and will close on 30 September 2021.    Ends — — Western Downs Regional Council Media Office  07 4679 4265 
Western Downs Regional Council
27 Jul 2021
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Official Statement – Tarcoola Residential Aged Care Facility

Official Statement – Tarcoola Residential Aged Care Facility

21 July 2021 MEDIA STATEMENT Council has today made the extremely difficult decision to proceed with a planned, controlled and respectful closure of the Tarcoola Residential Aged Care Facility.   Tarc…
Western Downs Regional Council
21 Jul 2021
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Celebrate the region’s youth with Fun Run Fever

Celebrate the region’s youth with Fun Run Fever

The young people of the Western Downs will soon be able to go head-to-head against friends and family as they take on the ultimate obstacle course at Western Downs Regional Council’s upcoming youth ev…
Western Downs Regional Council
21 Jul 2021
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Fast-tracked revitalisation of Caliguel Lagoon complete

Fast-tracked revitalisation of Caliguel Lagoon complete

Residents and visitors to Condamine’s Caliguel Lagoon will now enjoy an enhanced recreational experience with a range of upgrades to...
Western Downs Regional Council
20 Jul 2021
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Revamped Chinchilla Weir to entice more people outdoors

Revamped Chinchilla Weir to entice more people outdoors

15 July 2021 Western Downs Regional Council is encouraging more people to head outdoors and explore the region’s fantastic recreational facilities, with a range of upgrades completed at Chinchilla Wei…
Western Downs Regional Council
15 Jul 2021
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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...
Western Downs Regional Council
12 Jul 2021
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Council delivers fast-tracked upgrade of Lake Broadwater

Council delivers fast-tracked upgrade of Lake Broadwater

9 June 2021 New communal fire pit and picnic shelters at Lake Broadwater Western Downs Regional Council is boosting lifestyle opportunities for residents and visitors, with a $2 million revitalisatio…
Western Downs Regional Council
9 Jul 2021
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Council grants to back new community initiatives

9 June, 2021 Western Downs Regional Council is continuing to support the fantastic work of local community groups with the...
Western Downs Regional Council
9 Jul 2021
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Tender awarded to deliver Miles CBD Streetscape revitalisation

Tender awarded to deliver Miles CBD Streetscape revitalisation

A concept design of the new Miles Streetscape 7 July 2021 A project to completely revitalise the Miles CBD is a step closer to fruition, with Western Downs Regional Council endorsing the successful co…
Western Downs Regional Council
7 Jul 2021
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