Golden Plains Shire residents have been granted a part-shire public holiday in place of the Melbourne Cup public holiday.
Louise Asher, Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, has made a declaration of alternative public holiday dates for the east and the west of the Shire. Melbourne Cup Day will no longer be a gazetted public holiday in Golden Plains Shire.
All who work within the Shire will receive the public holiday for their place of work.
The two new dates are:
Friday 18 October 2013 (Geelong Show Day) is now the gazetted public holiday for the areas EAST of Wingeel Road, Gumley-Mt Mercer Road and Meredith-Mt Mercer Road.
Friday 8 November 2013 (Ballarat Show Day) is now the gazetted public holiday for the areas WEST of Wingeel Road, Gumley-Mt Mercer Road and Meredith-Mt Mercer Road.
Bannockburn Customer Service Centre, the Linton Customer Service Centre, Smythesdale Business Health and Community Hub and Northern Community Centre will remain open on these days.