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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: 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.

Date: Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 12:30pm
Category: Environment
Town: Teesdale
Bakers Lane Reserve Teesdale Golden Plains Shire Council

At its July Meeting, Council adopted the Bakers Lane Reserve Management Plan 2020-2030.

Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 - 6:15pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council welcomes the Victorian Government’s funding announcement of $1.52 million towards the Inverleigh Change Room Upgrade project.

Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 - 3:00pm
Category: Update
Golden Plains Shire Council GPCC Council Chamber

On 23 April 2020, the Victorian Parliament passed emergency COVID-19 legislation (COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020) enabling ‘virtual’ council meetings to be held between 1 May 2020 and 2 November 2020.

Date: Monday, 17 August 2020 - 6:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council Community Strengthening Grants Round Two Open

Applications for the second round of Council’s Community Strengthening Grants program are open from today.

Following a successful first round of Council’s revamped grants program, Community Strengthening Grants of up to $10,000 are available again in four categories:

Date: Monday, 17 August 2020 - 6:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Town: Inverleigh
Barwon Park Road Bridge Upgrade Golden Plains Shire Council

After several months of work, the upgraded Barwon Park Road Bridge in Inverleigh is once again open for traffic.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020 - 11:15am
Category: Media Releases

In May, the Federal Government announced Council would be allocated $1,333,655 from its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Date: Thursday, 6 August 2020 - 5:30pm
Category: General

With October’s Council election fast approaching, Golden Plains Shire Council has created a one-stop hub for candidates and residents seeking more information on the election:

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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.