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Lieutenant Commander Lee honoured to take up guest speaker role at Warwick ANZAC Day services
  Lieutenant Commander Lee Wells RAN (ret.) will be the ANZAC Day Reviewing Officer for Warwick this year and he looks forward to being part of this important day in the region's civic calendar. LCDR Wells has lived in Warwick since 1982 and cam...

Posted: April 23, 2014


Former local to take up guest speaker role at Stanthorpe ANZAC Day services
  Originally and proudly from Stanthorpe, Flight Lieutenant Aron Pennisi is delighted to return home to be Reviewing Officer and Guest Speaker at the Stanthorpe Anzac Day activities on April 25.  FLT LT Pennisi attended Amiens State Primar...

Posted: April 23, 2014


Don't miss the National Youth Week grand finale!
    National Youth Week has lived up to expectations giving voice to many young people in the Southern Downs Region and there is no better time to hear and celebrate youth issues than at this Sunday's Grand Finale and Movie Night at the War...

Posted: April 10, 2014


Council re-stocks Beehive Dam with fish fingerlings
  Southern Downs Regional Council has re-stocked Beehive Dam with Yellow Belly and Silver Perch fingerlings in January and February of this year, making good on a promise from 2012. Manager Water and Wastewater Tendekai Mapeza said Beehive Dam, ...

Posted: April 9, 2014


Council to close Kadows Road Bridge due to flood damage and age
  Southern Downs Regional Council has closed Kadows Road Bridge at Clintonvale today due to safety concerns about the old and damaged bridge. Director of Engineering Services Peter See said consultant engineers had advised Council some time ago ...

Posted: April 4, 2014


Mayor pleased with changes to State Emergency Management Fire and Rescue Levy
  Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Cr Peter Blundell is pleased the State Government has heard community pleas for changes to the new State Emergency Management Fire and Rescue Levy. Cr Blundell said Minister for Police, Fire and Emerge...

Posted: April 4, 2014


Council supports Red Cross centenary celebrations across the Southern Downs
  With Australian Red Cross celebrating its centenary in 2014, the Southern Downs Regional Council is supporting local celebrations of this worthy organisation throughout the Southern Downs. Mayor Cr Peter Blundell said he regularly saw the outs...

Posted: April 3, 2014


Council encourages people to "Bang the Table"!
  Southern Downs Regional Council is revising its Corporate Plan and community members are able to "Bang the Table" by "clicking a mouse".   SDRC Mayor Cr Peter Blundell said last year Council introduced on-line communi...

Posted: April 3, 2014


Council closes rural roads due to minor flooding
  Southern Downs Regional Council is advising residents of minor flooding in various parts of the region with waters to peak in low lying areas of Warwick this evening. The flooding will be near the Condamine River and it is not expected that an...

Posted: March 28, 2014


Council supports National Youth Week joining "Our Voice Our Impact"
    Southern Downs Regional Council, SDIEA (Southern Downs Industry Education Association), and headspace Warwick have partnered once again to bring the youth of the Southern Downs some fantastic events and activities for National Youth Week...

Posted: March 24, 2014


Council encourages water conservation
  In light of the recent drought declaration for Southern Downs Regional Council, SDRC  is encouraging residents to conserve water, using a variety of water-saving ideas. Manager Water and Waste Water Tendekai Mapeza said many residents...

Posted: March 14, 2014


Expert knowledge on exports - local businesses welcome to attend information session
  The Economic Development Unit of Southern Downs Regional Council and Austrade are working in partnership to develop a program to facilitate export from the Southern Downs Region.   Council is hosting a breakfast seminar presentation...

Posted: March 11, 2014


Council begins road re-seal program
  Southern Downs Regional Council began its road re-seal program on February 24 and by the end of March will have upgraded 23 kilometres on the road network. Manager Construction Works Eric Kraak said re-sealing bitumen roads was important m...

Posted: March 4, 2014


Residents advised higher level water restrictions are imminent
  Residents throughout the Southern Downs are requested to be cautious with their water use, with the current drought situation triggering the introduction of medium level water restrictions for the Stanthorpe area alone effective from Sunday...

Posted: February 27, 2014


Council praises farmers who are being proactive about backpackers' accommodation
    Having raised concerns for several years about non-compliant backpacker-style accommodation on the Southern Downs, local planning compliance officers have been delighted to find some farmers are being pro-active and building suitable ho...

Posted: February 27, 2014


Council to remove six trees at Wallace Street (Warwick) as part of water main replacement program
  Southern Downs Regional Council will need to remove six large eucalyptus trees from Wallace Street, Warwick, to ensure its $350,000 water main replacement program can continue. Manager Water and Wastewater Tendekai Mapeza   said the water...

Posted: February 21, 2014


Council to gain millions from Applethorpe TAFE sale
  Southern Downs Regional Council has sold the former Applethorpe TAFE to Red Hill Berries Pty Ltd for $810,000 and secured a 30 year lease over adjoining land that will net Council approximately $1.6 million. Chief Executive Officer Mr Andrew R...

Posted: February 13, 2014


Member for Maranoa to attend business breakfast
  Southern Downs Regional Council Economic Development Unit has organised for Federal Member for Maranoa Mr Bruce Scott to attend a business breakfast at Warwick on February 19. Planning and Environment Director Ken Harris said the Council's Eco...

Posted: February 10, 2014


Warwick youth space gets a rockin' launch- reminder
  A reminder to Southern Downs residents that an array of local musical talent will help launch the Southern Downs Regional Council Youth Space at Leslie Park this evening (Friday February 7 from 5pm to 8pm. DJ Modify, MC CY, Ben Vellacott and D...

Posted: February 7, 2014


Southern Downs Young Leaders Appointed for 2014
    Eight young people from the Southern Downs have been appointed to the Southern Downs Young Leaders Program and are looking forward to bringing exciting initiatives to the region as well as tackling youth issues.   Their first mee...

Posted: February 4, 2014


Council putting out fire at Dalveen landfill
  Southern Downs Regional Council is monitoring a fire at Dalveen waste facility that began on Sunday (February 2) night. Environmental Services Manager Tim O'Brien said Council has made temporary arrangements at the facility for household garba...

Posted: February 4, 2014


Council advises repair work successful at Warwick Water Treatment plant
  Southern Downs Regional Council has successfully repaired the switchboard at the Warwick Water Treatment Plant after Council workers found two mice had created extensive damage to this vital piece of equipment. Water and Wastewater Manager Ten...

Posted: February 4, 2014


High profile cookauthor to visit Warwick Library
    The famous "4 Ingredients" cook and author Kim McCosker will visit Warwick on Thursday 20 February to talk about her four ingredients revolution. Southern Downs Regional Council Principal Librarian Samantha Shelbourn sai...

Posted: January 31, 2014


Council approves installation of fuel facility at Warwick aerodrome
    Southern Downs Regional Council has approved the installation of an aviation fuel facility at Warwick Aerodrome at its January meeting today at Stanthorpe chambers.   Mayor Cr Peter Blundell said council unanimously voted to a...

Posted: January 31, 2014


Council advises water supply shut off - apologies change of date
  Southern Downs Regional Council will need to shut off water supply for three to five hours on Sunday February 2 in various areas to the south and west of the Warwick city area to conduct urgent maintenance works. Water and Wastewater Manager T...

Posted: January 28, 2014


Council advises water supply shut off during maintenance works
  Southern Downs Regional Council will need to shut off water supply for three to four hours on Tuesday 28 January in various areas to the south and west of the Warwick city area to conduct urgent maintenance works. Water and Wastewater Manager ...

Posted: January 24, 2014