Our future - Have your say!

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We know listening to our community is one of the most important ways to make the future amazing, so Councillors and the Community Development Officers are "out and about" in our region, ready to listen to your comments and ideas.

It only takes a minute or two to have your say and make a difference, so please click here to share your opinions, thoughts and ideas.

We know listening to our community is one of the most important ways to make the future amazing, so Councillors and the Community Development Officers are "out and about" in our region, ready to listen to your comments and ideas.

It only takes a minute or two to have your say and make a difference, so please click here to share your opinions, thoughts and ideas.

  • Rocky Creek Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour

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    22 Apr 2020
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    Thanks to State Government Drought Support Package funding, TRC’s Community Development team brought the Festival of Small Halls to seven small towns across the region, will all funds raised from ticket sales and catering going directly to the local hall committees. The festival international, national and local musicians to perform for one night of music and fun and is produced by the team that co-ordinates the Woodford Folk Festival.

    The small community of Rocky Creek outside of Millmerran was the opening concert for the Spring 2018 tour of the festival. Channel 7’s Big Day Out even travelled to Rocky Creek to do a feature for their TV show, showcasing the community’s wonderful spirit. Local CDO Linda Weymouth and the local hall committee did an amazing job organising the day, with 120 people attending on a Wednesday night to enjoy a free barbecue, great music and free kids’ activities. The festival gave a local act the opportunity to open for professional musicians Harry Jakamarra from Broome and Madison Violet from Canada, and 14-year-olds Bethany and Courtney impressed the crowd with their singing.

  • Brookstead Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour

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    22 Apr 2020
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    Brookstead Hall came to life on Thursday 29 November, as part of the Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour. The local Hall Committee worked tirelessly to organise the event, and were excited to welcome more than 101 community members and visitors to their hall.

    Local artists Robin and Cecilia Krieg returned to their old hometown to kick off the entertainment, followed by Australian singer/songwriter Lucy Wise, playing an impressive collection of instruments built by her father. The final artist, Old Man Luedecke, visiting with his guitar and banjo all the way from Canada, finished off the evening with his unique songs and stories of life in Nova Scotia.

    It was the perfect evening, with everyone enjoying a night of good food, great music and friendly small-town hospitality.


  • Felton Festival of Small Halls

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    22 Apr 2020
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    On 18 November 2018, the little town of Felton came alive with the Festival of Smalls Halls rolling in to entertain a sell-out crowd of 195 people. The festival was enjoyed by not only locals, but from people from one to two hours away. This event was funded by the State Government Drought Support program and aimed to help boost the community up with all profits from the night going directly back to the local hall and community.

  • PERFECT TIME FOR A MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

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    22 Apr 2020
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    Spring is here and the nights are warmer, so now is a perfect time to dust off the folding chairs, find the picnic blanket and take the family along to watch the award winning Disney movie COCO under the stars.

    Toowoomba Regional Council’s Environment and Community Chair Cr Geoff Mc Donald said Council was committed to supporting the youth in our communities ensuring they have opportunities to be involved and access to a wide range of low-cost programs, events and services.

    “Starting early October and over the next couple of months Council, in conjunction with local community groups, will be hosting movie nights under the stars, screening the multi-awarded Disney movie COCO at various locations throughout the region,” Cr McDonald said.

    This is a fun, highly imaginative and original tale that introduces us to the Rivera family who makes shoes for a living. Everyone in the family absolutely despises anything related to music except for little Miguel Rivera, who shines shoes but aspires to be a musician.

    Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey that enters the colourful ‘Land of the Dead’ to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history and who his family really is.

    “Movie nights like this offer an ideal opportunity for all the family to come along, enjoy and have a fun night together and at the same time support your local community groups who will be selling food and drink on the night,” Cr Mc Donald said.

    Movie screening starts at 7pm and entry is free. Children under 12 must be supervised by parents and/or an adult and a canteen will operate at the venues.

    For more information about the movie location and screening dates please visit http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/our-region/discover/events, the YouthConnect Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/YouthConnectTRC or call 131 872.


  • Tapping the Money Tree Workshops

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    22 Apr 2020
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    Tapping the Money Tree

    Grant Writing Workshops 2018

    Toowoomba Regional Council proudly supported the recent “Tapping the Money Tree” grant writing workshops which were conducted on 11, 13 and 15 September 2018. There were 46 participants representing a variety of groups and committees at the Pittsworth, Goombungee and Toowoomba workshops.

    The workshop covered all the important aspects of a successful grant application, ranging from where to start looking, how to properly plan, the general tips for the writing and presentation. Council encourages participation in such events to strengthen communities’ ability to successfully apply for grants. The positive feedback received from the free workshops will ensure the program continues in 2019.

    If you weren’t able to attend but you would like assistance in grant applications, please contact 131 872 to talk to your nearest Community Development Officer.


  • Tapping the Money Tree - Grant Writing Workshops

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    22 Apr 2020
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    Toowoomba Regional Council is proudly supporting the community by running several free grant-writing workshops in September around the region. The Tapping the Money Tree grant-writing workshops aim to assist not-for-profit community groups and organisations in sourcing and applying for external grants. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to receive guidance and feedback during the day as they begin to write a real grant application if they have an idea of what their project will be and where they want to apply to or they can just learn tips and tricks about grant applications.

    Workshops will be held on:

    • 11 September, Pittsworth Function Centre (42 Hume Street)

    • 13 September, Goombungee Customer Service Centre (89 Mocatta Street)

    • 15 September, Level 3, Toowoomba City Library (corner of Herries and Victoria Streets)

    The workshops will be held from 8.45am to 5pm with lunch provided. Spots are limited, so interested community groups will need to RSVP by contacting Council on 131 872. Please note: one person per committee/group only. RSVPs close on Tuesday, 28 August 2018.


  • Opening of new kitchen for the QCWA Goombungee Branch Hall

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    22 Apr 2020
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    About to cut the ribbon and celebrate the opening of the new kitchen in the QCWA Goombungee Branch Hall are (from left) QCWA Darling Downs Division President

    Phoebe Mitchell, Member for Condamine Pat Weir MP, QCWA Goombungee Branch Vice President Anne Wardell, QCWA Goombungee Branch member Lorelle Hogkinson and QCWA Southern Region State Vice President Elaine Kieseker.

    On Wednesday 18 June, a special morning tea was held to celebrate the opening of the new kitchen in the Queensland Country Women’s Goombungee Branch Hall.

    In attendance were Member for Condamine Pat Weir MP, Cr Bill Cahill, dignitaries, branch members, friends and supporters of the QCWA.

    The kitchen had been put to use very early that morning to supply all those in attendance with the most delicious array of scones: pumpkin, date, sultana, plain and gluten free. The best scones in Queensland, no disrespect to Lady Flo. The QCWA Goombungee branch received funding from the Community Gambling Fund grant to complete their kitchen. They are an active and vibrant group who do much to support their immediate and wider community.


  • Amenities improvements for Crows Nest Pony Club

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    22 Apr 2020
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    Saturday June 3 marked another milestone for the Crows Nest Pony Club with the cutting of the ribbon on their new ablutions block. Member for Condamine Pat Weir MP officiated at the proceedings with guests from Toowoomba Regional Council, Sport and Recreation Queensland and local contractors who contributed to the project.

    The ablutions block came to fruition when the club obtained funding through the "Get Playing Places and Spaces" grant. The State Government provided $100,000 towards the project, in conjunction with Toowoomba Regional Council which provided $12,500 to bring this project to reality.

    This project will ensure the club will remain viable for years to come, and have the ability to conduct a wide range of events and cater for its members, visitors and invited guests.



  • QLD Day Celebrations across Toowoomba

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    15 Jun 2018
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    As part of Queensland Day celebrations across the Toowoomba region, Park Run participants at Toowoomba, Oakey, Pittsworth and Highfields were able to refuel after their 5km park run with cake in celebration of Queensland's separation from New South Wales as an independent colony on 6 June 1859.

    In celebrating Queensland Day, the community was able to share a sense of pride in being both Australian and a Queenslander and reflect on how lucky we are to be part of a wonderful region, state and nation.

    Fifty-five participants from Highfields donned their maroon colours and ran every step with a smile on their face!


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  • QLD DAY CELEBRATIONS IN PITTSWORTH

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    22 Apr 2020
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    We have just celebrated Queensland Day here in Pittsworth at the Pioneer Village on Sunday 10 June, with Crs McDonald, Sommerfield and O'Hara Sullivan all attending and making the day pretty special. More than 200 locals and visitors attended the celebrations. There was lots for everyone to see and do with Broxburn Music Club performing country music throughout the morning. There were also demonstrations by vintage car owners and lace makers as well as spinning and weaving, woodcrafts, and many display buildings open for the public to see at the village. Wonderful refreshments were supplied by our volunteers from the History Pittsworth Group and the Pittsworth Woodcrafters. A perfect day for families to be out enjoying Queensland Day. If it wasn't for our dedicated local volunteers, this day would not be achievable.