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Find out the latest news from Golden Plains Shire Council – you can browse our newsfeed below, search for something you are interested in filter by our key words, such as ‘youth’, ‘volunteer’, or ‘project update’. Information included in our web news items are correct at the time of publication.

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Date: Thursday, 10 September 2020 - 1:15pm
Category: General
Have Your Say On Golden Plains Shire Council's Local Law No. 2

As part of the current consultation on the proposed Draft Local Law No. 2, Council has received a number of questions relating to the section on use of motorcycles on private land. Here are the facts:

Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020 - 4:45pm
Category: Finance

With 2020/21 Rates Notices sent out last month, we’re answering some frequently asked questions on your rates.

Pensioner Discounts

Q: Do pensioners get a concession on council rates?

Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020 - 8:30am
Category: Update

At its meeting last night (Tuesday 8 September), Golden Plains Shire Council resolved to lease part of the Bannockburn Family Services Centre, 2a Pope St, Bannockburn to Kardinia Childcare Inc.

Date: Tuesday, 8 September 2020 - 11:45am
Category: General

Tonight's Special Meeting of Council to consider the proposed signing of the Bannockburn Family Services Centre Long Day Care Lease will be held over Zoom, and as per recent meetings, will be livestreamed on Council's YouTube page.

Date: Monday, 7 September 2020 - 10:30am
Category: Update
Draft Golden Plains Shire Community Vision 2040 Golden Plains Shire Council

Following extensive consultation, the Draft Golden Plains Shire Community Vision 2040 is now available online, ahead of adoption by the next Council.

Date: Friday, 4 September 2020 - 4:30pm
Category: Update

On Tuesday 8 September at 6pm, a Council Meeting is scheduled to consider the proposed signing of the Bannockburn Family Services Centre Long Day Care Lease.

To read the agenda, click here.

Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 6:15pm
Category: Youth
Funding Secured For Golden Plains Shire Youth Hub

Golden Plains Shire Council welcomes today’s announcement that the Victorian Government will contribute $271,032 towards the Golden Plains Shire Youth Hub project.

Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 5:00pm
Category: General

Council has been asked by community members to remove some makeshift bike tracks and jumps recently constructed in Council reserves. 

Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 1:30pm
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council New Strategies Adopted

At its 25 August Meeting, Golden Plains Shire Council adopted three new strategies to guide its future decision making for sport and recreation, waste and resource recovery, and a local equestrian centre.

Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2020 - 3:15pm
Category: Media Releases

As a large council bordered by Victoria’s largest and second largest regional cities, different parts of Golden Plains Shire will again observe separate public holidays in lieu of the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday.

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Friday, 18 September 2020 - 3:42pm


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.