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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, 1 September 2020 - 1:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Community Activation and Social Isolation Initiative

Golden Plains Shire residents experiencing loneliness or social disconnection will receive support through a collaboration between the Victorian Government, the Australian Red Cross and Council.

Date: Monday, 31 August 2020 - 5:00pm
Category: Media Releases
Funding for Bannockburn Soccer Change Rooms Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council welcomes the Victorian Government’s funding announcement on 28 August of $464,535 towards the Bannockburn Soccer Facility Change Rooms project.

Date: Friday, 28 August 2020 - 4:45pm
Category: General
Town: Bannockburn

Council advises that the Special Council Meeting scheduled on Tuesday 1 September 2020 will not be held, as no public submissions were received on the Bannockburn Family Services Long Day Care Lease Proposal.

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.

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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.