Western Downs Region

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Western Downs Region
Queensland
Dalby LGA Qld 2008.png
Location within Queensland
Population 32,071 (2010)[1]
 • Density 0.843108/km2 (2.18364/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 38,039 km2 (14,686.9 sq mi)
Mayor Ray Brown
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Website www.wdrc.qld.gov.au
LGAs around Western Downs Region:
Central Highlands Banana South and North Burnett
Maranoa Western Downs Region Toowoomba
Balonne Goondiwindi Toowoomba
Council offices in Dalby

The Western Downs Region is a local government area in Queensland, Australia. The Council covers an area 38,039 square kilometres (14,687 sq mi).

History[edit]

Western Downs Region was created in March 2008 as a result of the report of the Local Government Reform Commission released in July 2007. The new Council, located in the Darling Downs region contains the entire area of five previous local government areas;

as well as Division 2 of Shire of Taroom.

The report recommended that the new local government area should not be divided into wards and elect ten councillors and a mayor. The report estimated that the resident population in 2006 was 30,018 and the operating budget was A$74 million.

Originally called Dalby Regional Council, a name change to Western Downs was approved in August 2009.[2]

Towns and localities[edit]

The Regional Council covers the towns of:

and the localities of:

Mayors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Council set to launch new identity". Western Downs Regional Council. 5 August 2009. Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "2008 Dalby Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "2012 Western Downs Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Councillor Profiles". Western Downs Regional Council. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Western Downs Region at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 26°44′32″S 150°35′35″E / 26.74222°S 150.59306°E / -26.74222; 150.59306