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Error in MAV rataes information

It has come to our attention that there was an error in the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) information recently included with Rates notices.

Step it up in Walk to School 2016

Golden Plains Shire Council encourages kids to step it up during October for Walk to School month.

Golden Plains celebrates 15 years of Community Planning

Community Coordinators and 15 years of Community Planning achievements were celebrated in Bannockburn.

Notification: change in power supply

Changes to power supply on Wednesday 17 August 2016

Community Satisfaction Survey inspires changes for Council

Golden Plains Shire Council undertook a briefing on Tuesday 26 July 2016 to discuss the results of the 2016 Community Satisfaction Survey.

Check out our new website!

You recently told us our website are one key way you get important information about what’s happening at Council, and so we are very excited to be able to launch our new website!

Mayor Message - August

Cr Des Phelan, Mayor provides an update on Council news, as seen in the community newsletters for August.

Stand for Council sessions 19 July & 2 August

Golden Plains Shire is calling for candidates to nominate for October’s Councillor elections.

Congratulations to all the Community grants recipients!

On Tuesday 28 June 2016 Council resolved to allocate Community Grants to 47 organisations, to a total value of $144,966.

Early Years Services Satisfaction Survey

If you are a current or past user of Council’s Early Years Services, including Kindergarten, Childcare, Occasional Care, or Family Day Care/In Venue Care, please share your thoughts about the services that you receive.

Draft Community Engagement Strategy open for review

The draft Community Engagement Strategy and Action Plan is now open for public review and comment until Monday 1 August.

Celebrating 15 years of community planning

Council is organising an event for the evening of Tuesday 16th August to celebrate 15 years of Community Planning in Golden Plains Shire.

Small Business Festival (1-31 August)

Don't miss out on opportunities to develop your business

Love Food Hate Waste

Sustainability Victoria kicks off its new campaign to reduce household food waste

Error on Friday Zones 2016-17 Waste Calendar

Recently we sent out an incorrect 2016-17 Waste Calendar for Friday Zone 1 and Friday Zone 2 collection areas. The information was correct for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Zones.

Register on the HelpOUT database today

Registering to volunteer during future emergencies has never been so easy.

Help shape Victoria’s next state disability plan

The Victorian Government will be releasing a new state disability plan for 2017-2020 and this is your chance to have your say.

Thinking about joining the council election race?

Golden Plains Shire Candidate Information Sessions are being held on 19 July in Bannockburn and 2 August in Smythesdale.

Thanking you from the heart

We say goodbye to the ‘@ the heart’ temporary activation space.

Want to become a young entrepreneur?

Calling all Golden Plains young people who want to kickstart their business

Submissions for the draft 2016-17 Budget are now closed

Submissions have now closed for the draft Council Budget and 2013-2017 Council Plan (which also includes the Strategic Resource Plan).

Community engagement report - website and Gazette

Council recently asked the community for feedback on the new website and the Gazette; this report outlines what we heard.

Draft Budget 2016-17 frequently asked questions

We answer some of residents' and ratepayers' most frequently asked questions.

Natural gas coming to Bannockburn

AusNet Services now has approval to commence the installation of a new natural gas network for Bannockburn.

 Golden Plains is a vibrant and progressive municipality situated between Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne. Golden Plains offers residents and businesses access to the city services while enjoying a country lifestyle. 

We invite you to get lost and discover the unique, untouched beauty of Golden Plains Shire.

Rolling green hills, golden fields of canola and wheat, rugged bush landscapes and rocky plains span the Shire from its historic gold mining towns in the north and east, to the river valleys in its south.

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