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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: Friday, 6 March 2020 - 4:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Town: Lethbridge

This morning, Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey joined Michaela Settle MP, Member for Buninyong and Stewart Marshall from Tall Tree Poultry to officially mark the completion of the $1.4 million Tall Tree Road upgrade.

Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 5:15pm
Category: Community

Golden Plains Shire Council is excited to announce its revamped Community Grants Program.

After an extensive review and consultation on its existing program, Council will deliver two new programs: Community Strengthening Grants and Small Grants.

Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 3:45pm
Category: Media Releases

The Bannockburn Growth Plan will guide the sustainable growth of the town to the year 2050, and Council and the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) are encouraging local residents to have their say on the plan.

Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 5:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Town: Smythesdale

The new library station at The Well in Smythesdale will improve services for residents in the north of Golden Plains Shire, complementing the popular mobile library service that visits nine local townships.

Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 5:00pm
Category: Update

The first Ordinary Meeting of Council for 2020 was held at the Bannockburn Shire Hall last night, Tuesday 25 February, with all Councillors except Cr Des Phelan in attendance. Despite the absence of any public questions, it was great to see a full public gallery.

Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 4:15pm
Category: Works
Town: Bannockburn

A large crowd gathered this morning, Tuesday 25 February 2020, for the official opening of the Bannockburn & District Men’s Shed.

Date: Monday, 24 February 2020 - 5:30pm
Category: Public Notices

With the end of summer fast approaching, Council has recently received a number of enquiries relating to Schedule 13 Permits to Burn. Since late 2019, Council no longer issues these permits.

Date: Friday, 14 February 2020 - 3:45pm
Category: Media Releases

The Golden Plains Shire Community Vision 2040 will capture the hopes and aspirations of the Golden Plains community and ensure Council is planning for a bright future for all.

Date: Friday, 14 February 2020 - 12:15pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council is excited to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 with a networking lunch featuring an exciting guest speaker.

Date: Monday, 10 February 2020 - 4:45pm
Category: Public Notices

Golden Plains Shire Council would like to inform residents that from today, 10 February to early March, residents may receive a call from an independent market research agency, National Field Services, inviting them to complete the Victorian Government’s annual Local Government Community Satisfac

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Monday, 21 September 2020 - 5:44pm


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.