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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: Tuesday, 13 April 2021 - 3:15pm
Category: Facilities
Town: Bannockburn
Basketball Begins As Water Play Season Ends Bannockburn Heart Golden Plains Shire Council

The Bannockburn Heart's basketball hoop was installed this morning, and Mayor Cr Helena Kirby, Deputy Mayor Cr Ian Getsom, Cr Clayton Whitfield and Cr Brett Cunningham joined local kids to mark the occasion.

Date: Monday, 12 April 2021 - 11:15am
Category: General
Golden Plains Shire Council Gazette Issue 2 2021 Out Now

The second edition of the Golden Plains Shire Council Gazette for 2021 will begin arriving in letterboxes across the Shire from today.

Date: Friday, 9 April 2021 - 3:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Small Business Friendly Council Charter Signing Golden Plains Shire Council

This morning, Golden Plains Mayor Cr Helena Kirby signed Council on to the Victorian Small Business Commission’s (VSBC) Small Business Friendly Council initiative.

Date: Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 11:30am
Category: Media Releases
Subsidised Cat Desexing Program Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council, the National Desexing Network and local veterinary clinics have joined forces to offer residents in need a subsidised desexing program to help prevent unwanted cats.

Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021 - 4:30pm
Category: Facilities
Town: Bannockburn
2020/21 Bannockburn Heart Water Play Season Extended Golden Plains Shire Council

From 9am tomorrow morning, the splash pad at the Bannockburn Heart will resume running until Saturday evening for the community to enjoy before closing for winter.

Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021 - 2:45pm
Category: Media Releases

After a very different ANZAC Day in 2020, in-person services will return to Golden Plains Shire this year.

Golden Plains Shire communities will once again be able to commemorate ANZAC Day together, with in-person services to be held across the Shire.

Date: Tuesday, 6 April 2021 - 12:45pm
Category: Update
Fire Danger Period Ended 6 April 2021 Golden Plains Shire Council

The Fire Danger Period ended in Golden Plains Shire at 1am this morning, Tuesday 6 April, 2021.

While the official Fire Danger Period has come to an end, Council encourages residents to remain vigilant about fire. 

Date: Thursday, 1 April 2021 - 9:15am
Category: Facilities
Town: Bannockburn
Bannockburn Heart Waterplay Closing For Winter Golden Plains Shire Council

This Easter long weekend is the community's last chance to make a splash at the Bannockburn Heart Waterplay before it’s turned off for the season.

The popular community facility opened in 2019 will close at 9pm, Easter Monday 5 April, 2021 until next summer.

Date: Wednesday, 31 March 2021 - 3:30pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council is supporting young people and communities across the Shire with new initiative of Pop-Up Youth Spaces in 2021.

Date: Tuesday, 30 March 2021 - 3:30pm
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council Community Strengthening Grants Round One 2021

Is your Golden Plains community group looking for funding for a project or program?

Applications open Thursday 1 April for the first round of Golden Plains Shire Council’s Community Strengthening Grants Program 2021.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available in four categories:

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Thursday, 6 May 2021 - 4:35pm


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.