Goondiwindi Regional Council


Your update on Goondiwindi Regional Council works, projects and announcements.



Local Government Act 2009


  1. Goondiwindi Regional Council (“Council”) has proposed to make Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2017.
  2. Possible anti-competitive provisions have been identified in the proposed local law.
  3. Council has proposed to conduct a public interest test in relation to the possible anti-competitive provisions identified in the proposed local law.
  4. The purpose and general effect of Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2017 is to protect the public health, safety and amenity related to waste management by—
    1. regulating the storage, servicing and removal of waste; and
    2. regulating the disposal of waste at waste facilities; and
    3. ensuring that an act or omission does not result in—
      1. harm to human health or safety or personal injury; or
      2. property damage or loss of amenity; or
      3. environmental harm or environmental nuisance.
  5. Written submissions by any person in support of, or objecting to, the proposed local law are invited for a 21 day period commencing on 5th April 2018 and ending on 27th April 2018 (the “consultation period”). 
  6. During the consultation period Council will make available for inspection and purchase at Council’s public office at 4 McLean Street Goondiwindi, the Inglewood Customer Service Centre and the Texas Customer Centre copies of —
    1. the proposed local law; and
    2. a public interest test plan about the possible anti-competitive provisions included in the proposed local law.
  7. Submissions must be received on or before 27th April 2018 stating—
    1. the grounds of the submission; and
    2. the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.


Carl Manton

Chief Executive Officer


Approved Pensioners are advised that application forms are now available for the State Government’s Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme for the year ending 30 June 2019.

Pensioners wishing to apply for the subsidy will be required to be holders of a current:

  • Centrelink – ‘Pensioner Concession Card’ (Current Card) or
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs – ‘Pensioner Concession Card’ (Current Card) or
  • Department of Veterans Affairs – ‘PTEC Card’ (Gold)

Applications must produce their relevant pensioner card/s at the time of lodging their application.

Previous successful applicants are not required to resubmit an application.


Friday, 4 May 2018 - Goondiwindi

Monday, 13 August 2018 - Texas


In accordance with Section 134 of the Local Government Act 2009 and Section 113 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, Council resolved at its meeting on Wednesday 24 January 2018 to approve a selective annual inspection program within Council’s area. Council’s authorised officers will be undertaking a door knock of all properties in all urban and rural town areas.

The inspection program will commence on Monday 26th February 2018 and end on 11th May 2018 and be conducted on workdays (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 7.00am and 6.00pm.

The purpose of selective inspection program is to monitor compliances with the following legislations in town areas which are mapped in Council’s Local Law No 2 relating to Animal Control:

  • Local Law (Animal Management) 2011                          
  • Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, Dog registration
  • Environmental Protection Act 1994
  • Building Act 1975 (Pool Fencing) & unauthorised structures

Routine checks of enclosures for approved three (3) dog permit holders and declared dogs will be undertaken as part of the inspection program.

Details of the program can be downloaded here or a copy obtained from Council’s Office in Goondiwindi, Inglewood or Texas.


From water skiing, swimming, scenic walking trails, bird watching, or using the BBQ, parkland and playground, the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park offers fantastic recreational facilities for the whole community to enjoy.

Coming into the peak season for water skiing, Council would like to remind users of the waterway that operational rules apply. It is your responsibility to be aware of and adhere to these operational rules, which are on display at the entrance of the Water Park boat ramp.

A copy of the operational rules contained in the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park Code of Conduct is also available at or by contacting Council on 07 4671 7400.