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Golden Plains Shire Council is in caretaker mode during the Election Period from 12pm, Tuesday 22 September to 6pm, Saturday 24 October, 2020. For more information, click here.

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Investing in Golden Plains

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Located between Geelong and Ballarat, the Shire has access to a skilled workforce, transport infrastructure, available land, natural gas and the National Broadband Network.

Rapid growth has driven demand for investment in infrastructure and services, with 20,544 people living in Golden Plains Shire, and the population projected to increase to 28,841 by 2031.

Investment Taskforce

Golden Plains Shire Council has established an Investment Taskforce. Led by the CEO, the Investment Taskforce works with investors to provide guidance and advice throughout the application and development process.

Golden Plains Food Production Precinct

Golden Plains Food Production Precinct offers significant opportunities for investment and growth in intensive agriculture.

Click here for further information on the Golden Plains Food Production Precinct here.

For further information on investing in Golden Plains Shire contact Council's Senior Economic Development Officer, email:

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Thursday, 4 August 2016 - 11:43am


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.