Western Downs Region

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Western Downs Region
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 Western Downs Region
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).


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:



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