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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, 4 August 2020 - 4:00pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council will be implementing a number of changes to its operations in line with the upgraded Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stage Three restrictions that come into force this week.

Date: Tuesday, 4 August 2020 - 3:45pm
Category: Health

Agriculture Victoria has advised Council a free-range egg farm near Lethbridge has tested positive for H7N7 avian influenza virus.

Date: Monday, 3 August 2020 - 6:30pm
Category: Facilities
Golden Plains Shire Council Customer Service Centre Update COVID-19

Due to the reintroduction of Stage Three COVID-19 restrictions this week, Council’s Bannockburn and Smythesdale Customer Service Centres will close.

Date: Friday, 31 July 2020 - 11:45am
Category: Media Releases
Community Strengthening Grants Round One Golden Plains Shire Council

Sixteen Golden Plains community groups have successfully secured Community Strengthening Grants from Council, to deliver an exciting range of community projects and programs across the Shire.

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 6:45pm
Category: Update

The July Ordinary Meeting of Council for 2020 was held at the Linton Shire Hall last night, Tuesday 29 July, with all Councillors in attendance.

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 4:15pm
Category: General
Town: Bannockburn

At last night’s Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved to commence the statutory procedures under section 190 of the Local Government Act 1989 to invite public submissions on its intention to grant a lease to Kardinia Childcare Inc.

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 11:00am
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council Governance Rules & Public Transparency Policy

At last night’s July Ordinary Meeting, Council endorsed its new Governance Rules (including Public Participation in Council Meetings Policy and Election Period Policy) and Public Transparency Policy, which are now out for public comment.

Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 9:30am
Category: Update
Linton Council Chamber Golden Plains Shire Council

Tonight's Ordinary Meeting of Council will be livestreamed on Council's YouTube page.

To view the Council Meeting online from 6pm, Tuesday 28 July, click the button below or visit and search ‘Golden Plains Shire Council’.

Date: Monday, 27 July 2020 - 5:15pm
Category: General

Thank you to all the Golden Plains Shire residents who renewed their 2020 pet registrations in April. If you missed registration and your renewal is outstanding, now is the time to get your pet registered.

Date: Friday, 24 July 2020 - 4:30pm
Category: General
Bannockburn Roundabout Announcement with Senator Sarah Henderson and Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey

Council welcomes today’s news that the Federal Government has unlocked $3.2 million in federal funding to deliver the Bannockburn Township Entrance Safety Project.

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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.