Western Downs (Regional Council) - QLD

International Short Film Festival ‘FlickerFest’ rolls into the Western Downs

International Short Film Festival ‘FlickerFest’ rolls into the Western Downs

19 February, 2020 The Western Downs will roll out the red carpet next month, with Australia’s largest Short Film Festival ‘FlickerFest‘ heading to the region for the first time.   ‘FlickerFest‘ will light up local screens during March, where Council partners with the Film Festival to deliver screenings and community events featuring a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films which have been hand-picked from 3,500 world class entries.  Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said she was delighted to have such a prestigious event make its way to the Western Downs.   “This is a fantastic festival offering for our region and we are excited to partner with event organisers to deliver another vibrant event,” Cr Maguire said.   “Chinchilla and Dalby will host Best of Australian Short, a program specially–curated with highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Qualifying competition 2020, with food and beverages also on offer on screening night.  “Drillham and Jandowae will host the family-friendly event, FlickerKids, a delightfully entertaining program of short films that will appeal to the child in everyone.  “Local children will also be given the opportunity to explore the world of film making at workshops being presented at both Chinchilla and Dalby State High Schools as part of the festival.“  Chinchilla and Dalby events will be held at the local Western Downs Cinemas at a cost of $15 a ticket, including food and beverages.   For more information on the event, contact Western Downs Regional Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624) or visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au.  
Western Downs Regional Council
21 Feb 2020
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Library workshops encourage residents to ‘Be Connected’

Library workshops encourage residents to ‘Be Connected’

Western Downs Libraries are offering residents the opportunity to increase their digital skills at free region–wide workshops as part of the Be Connected program.   Be Connected is a nationwide init…
Western Downs Regional Council
21 Feb 2020
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Tails wagging for new Chinchilla Dog Park

Tails wagging for new Chinchilla Dog Park

20 February, 2020  Dogs will soon have their day in Chinchilla, with Western Downs Regional Council today endorsing an amendment to the local law to allow a new off-leash dog park in the community.
Western Downs Regional Council
21 Feb 2020
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Words Out West delivers an exciting new chapter for the Western Downs

Words Out West delivers an exciting new chapter for the Western Downs

18 February, 2020 Narrator and Featured Guest Stig Wemyss The region’s first Words Out West Readers and Writers Festival has been hailed a resounding success with hundreds attending the Festival over …
Western Downs Regional Council
21 Feb 2020
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Top Aussie Authors to shine a light on Rural Literature at Words Out West

Hayley Maudsley Some of the country’s best female authors and creators will offer an insight into life on the land when the inaugural Words Out West Readers and Writers Festival kicks off this Friday …
Western Downs Regional Council
14 Feb 2020
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Council welcomes trainees and apprentices across the Western Downs

As part of its renown Early Career program, Western Downs Regional Council has welcomed 14 young trainees and apprentices this month helping kickstart the careers of residents across the region.
Western Downs Regional Council
14 Feb 2020
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Jandowae beautification underway

Jandowae beautification underway

Western Downs Regional Council has this week commenced works to further-beautify the Jandowae town area as part of a continued...
Western Downs Regional Council
7 Feb 2020
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Enviro grants encourage a cleaner, greener Western Downs

Enviro grants encourage a cleaner, greener Western Downs

The Western Downs is headed for a cleaner, greener future with a fresh round of funding available to community groups...
Western Downs Regional Council
7 Feb 2020
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Community invited to have its say on an exciting new public space in Dalby

Council is calling on the community to have its say on a brand new public space proposed for the Dalby...
Western Downs Regional Council
6 Feb 2020
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