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Date: Monday, 14 January 2019 - 11:45am
Category: Community

The Golden Plains Shire 2019 Australia Day Award for Citizen of the Year recognises an individual who has contributed greatly to the community in the previous year, taking into consideration their ongoing achievements, voluntary work and sacrifice for the benefit of others.

Date: Monday, 14 January 2019 - 10:45am
Category: Community

Congratulations to the Golden Plains Shire 2019 Australia Day Awards nominees.

Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey will announce the Australia Day Awards winners at a special presentation at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre on Tuesday 22 January 2019, prior to the first Council meeting of the year.

Date: Friday, 21 December 2018 - 1:30pm
Category: Community

At its ordinary meeting on 18 December 2018, Council endorsed the Draft Communications and Marketing Strategy 2019-2021 to be put out to the community for feedback.

Date: Friday, 21 December 2018 - 1:15pm
Category: Community

Residents and members of the public are welcome to attend ordinary meetings of Council which are held on Tuesdays at 6pm, with the exception of the 22 January 2019 meeting at 7pm, and alternate between Bannockburn and Linton.

Date: Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:45pm
Category: Community


Golden Plains Customer Service Centres at Bannockburn and Linton close Friday 21 December 2018 at 1pm and re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 8.30am.

Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 4:30pm
Category: Community

Our December 2018 Council Meeting was held in Linton with six Councillors and several community members in attendance. Cr. Nathan Hansford was an apology.


Council approved the following agenda items:

Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 4:00pm
Category: Community
Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 3:15pm
Category: Media Releases

The second annual Golden Plains Twilight Market is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season, bringing an exciting array of delicious food, fresh local produce and great entertainment to the corner of High and Milton Streets, Bannockburn on Thursday 20 December, from 4pm to 9 pm.

Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:15pm
Category: Community
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 11:45am
Category: Community

Our November 2018 Council Meeting was held in Bannockburn with all Councillors and 50 community members in attendance. 

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 - 5:12pm


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.