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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.

Local Avian Influenza Update: To stay-up-date on current advice and restrictions for all Golden Plains Shire bird owners, click here.

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Notice of Intention To Make A Local Law

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Published on Council's wesbite Wednesday 26 August, 2020.

Virtual Council Meetings

In April, the Victorian Parliament passed emergency the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 enabling ‘virtual’ council meetings to be held between 1 May 2020 and 2 November 2020.

Golden Plains Shire Council Meetings will be held virtually under the provisions, including next week’s Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday, 25 August 2020.

Members of the public can still watch virtual meetings through the livestream on Council’s YouTube page here. A recording of the livestream is made available on Council’s website following the meeting.

Council will accept public questions submitted in accordance with the Local Law No. 1. Due to COVID-19 and the meeting being held virtually, public questions will be read out by the Chief Executive Officer as proxy (where appropriate).

All public presentations and submissions must be in written form and will be read out by the Mayor at the meeting. The maximum time limit of five minutes is still applicable in accordance with Local Law No. 1.

For more information on Council Meetings, click here.

Published in the Golden Plains Times, 20 August 2020.


Council advises that there will be two proposed Unscheduled (Special) Council meetings as follows:

  • 6pm, Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • 6pm, Tuesday 8 September 2020

With respect to Coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the public are not able to attend in person however, the meeting will be accessible online to the public and will be livestreamed on Council’s YouTube page.
Submitters who have requested to speak will present to Council via video conference call. 
The purpose of the meetings is to consider the following:
Submissions received on the Bannockburn Family Services Centre Long

  • Day Care Lease (Tuesday 1 September 2020)
  • Proposed signing of the Bannockburn Family Services Centre Long Day Care Lease (Tuesday 8 September 2020)

The agendas and a link to the livestream will be available at Council’s website prior to the meeting.

Published in the Golden Plains Times, 6 August 2020.

Update on Council Meetings

In accordance with the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 directives, all Council meetings will be closed to the public however available to view online, until at least 2 November 2020.

Under the directives, Councillors have the option of meeting together in person, following social distancing and health and hygiene guidelines or holding a virtual meeting. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the public are unable to attend in person however all meetings will be livestreamed on Council’s YouTube page. A summary of the decisions made at the meeting is also available on Council’s website the day after the meeting.

Remaining 2020 Council Meetings

  • Tuesday, 28 July 2020 (Linton)
  • Tuesday, 25 August 2020 (Bannockburn)
  • Monday, 21 September 2020 (Linton)
  • Tuesday, 17 November 2020 (Mayoral Election)
  • Tuesday, 24 November 2020
  • Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The location of the Council Meetings in November and December, and the possibility of public attendance, is to be confirmed.

The agenda for each meeting will be made available on Council’s website,, prior to the meeting and all meetings commence at 6pm.

Published in the Golden Plains Times, 9 July 2020.


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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.