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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, 27 August 2020 - 4:45pm
Category: General
Have Your Say On Golden Plains Shire Council's Local Law No. 2

At its August Meeting, Golden Plains Shire Council resolved to put the Draft Local Law No. 2 General Public Amenity out for public exhibition for residents to have their say.

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 12:30pm
Category: Media Releases

Last week, Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey announced 40 well-deserving young residents of Golden Plains Shire would be recognised with Community Impact Awards as part of the Mayoral Youth Program 2019/20.

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 5:15pm
Category: Update

The August Meeting of Council for 2020 was held via Zoom last night, Tuesday 25 August, with all Councillors in attendance. In line with new allowances from the Victorian Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held virtually and livestreamed on Council’s YouTube page.

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 2:45pm
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy

Council’s updated COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy will give significant rates relief to residents and businesses.

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - 1:15pm
Category: Update
Golden Plains Civic Centre Council Chamber Golden Plains Shire Council

Tonight's Ordinary Meeting of Council will be Council's first virtual meeting held over Zoom, and as per recent meetings, will be livestreamed on Council's YouTube page.

Date: Monday, 24 August 2020 - 5:15pm
Category: Community
Golden Plains Shire Council Shake It Off

Golden Plains Shire Council is inviting all residents to get involved with its latest health and wellbeing program: Shake It Off.

Date: Monday, 24 August 2020 - 10:15am
Category: Update

In a media release on 23 August 2020, Agriculture Victoria advised it has now completed work on depopulating the four poultry farms confirmed to have avian influenza in the Golden Plains Shire and East Gippsland.

Date: Monday, 24 August 2020 - 10:00am
Category: Economic Development
Town: Rokewood
Golden Plains Shire Council Wind Farm

In a media release on 20 August 2020, WestWind Energy announced that the Court of Appeal – Supreme Court of Victoria handed down its decision in relation to the Golden Plains Wind Farm on 20 August 2020.

Date: Friday, 21 August 2020 - 2:00pm
Category: Finance

All Golden Plains Shire ratepayers will receive their 2020/21 Rate Notices in the mail in August.

New this year, Council has introduced a 10 monthly payment option so now there are three ways to pay your Rates & Charges 2020/21:

Date: Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 6:00pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council has welcomed the news that roads in Mount Mercer and Russells Bridge will be upgraded as part of the Federal Government’s 2020-21 Black Spot Program.

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Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 11:16am


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.