Love your local landscapes

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Planning together to preserve our natural, rural and urban landscapes

The Love your local landscapes project is an important part of Council’s Toowoomba Region Futures program which will shape a community vision for growth and development in our Region for the next 30 years.

The Toowoomba Region features diverse scenes that are loved by the community, from rich natural landscapes to iconic streets and buildings. These places contribute to our character and identity and make our Region a place where we want to work, live, play – and stay, for many years to come.

Council is preparing a Scenic Amenity Study and Regional Landscapes and Urban Character Study to help ensure the landscapes you love are protected and enhanced in the future.

The studies will guide the development of planning policies and will be used to develop a new Toowoomba Region Planning Scheme.

Understanding the types of landscapes you value the most

There is a lot to love about the Toowoomba Region – particularly our natural, rural and urban landscapes.

During late 2020 and early 2021 Council’s Love your landscapes project gathered feedback from the community via a photo competition, mapping pinpoint and survey. This feedback will be used to understand the landscapes that are most valued by the community and help build a plan to help protect and enhance these areas into the future.

Study findings will be shared with the community from the end of May 2021 and there will be more opportunities for you to have your say.

Planning together to preserve our natural, rural and urban landscapes

The Love your local landscapes project is an important part of Council’s Toowoomba Region Futures program which will shape a community vision for growth and development in our Region for the next 30 years.

The Toowoomba Region features diverse scenes that are loved by the community, from rich natural landscapes to iconic streets and buildings. These places contribute to our character and identity and make our Region a place where we want to work, live, play – and stay, for many years to come.

Council is preparing a Scenic Amenity Study and Regional Landscapes and Urban Character Study to help ensure the landscapes you love are protected and enhanced in the future.

The studies will guide the development of planning policies and will be used to develop a new Toowoomba Region Planning Scheme.

Understanding the types of landscapes you value the most

There is a lot to love about the Toowoomba Region – particularly our natural, rural and urban landscapes.

During late 2020 and early 2021 Council’s Love your landscapes project gathered feedback from the community via a photo competition, mapping pinpoint and survey. This feedback will be used to understand the landscapes that are most valued by the community and help build a plan to help protect and enhance these areas into the future.

Study findings will be shared with the community from the end of May 2021 and there will be more opportunities for you to have your say.

  • CLOSED: Entries in the photo competition are now closed.

    Council is pleased to announce the following winners of the Love your local landscapes photo competition. More than 250 entries were received showcasing many of the wonderful landscapes that our community and visitors love in our region.

    Photos were judged on artistic merit as well as how well the image celebrates the character and identity of our region.

    Winning photographs can be viewed here.

    Landscape category

    First Prize: Jessica Stannard, Wyreema 2021

    Runner Up: Bradley Woodcock, Felton 2018

    Highly Commended: Renee Edge, Gillies’ Farm Pechey 2020

    Highly Commended: Cameron Baxter, Cutella 2020 

    Highly Commended: Chris Hicks, Cambooya 2021

    Urban character and/or built heritage category

    First Prize: Douglas Skinner, The Bull and Barley Inn 2020

    Runner Up: Inge Gajczak, Brookstead Silos 2018

    Highly Commended: Dylan Robins, Toowoomba Railway Station 2020

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