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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, 7 January 2020 - 2:00pm
Category: Public Notices
Town: Linton

***UPDATE 3.30PM FRIDAY 10 JANUARY: In good news for the local community, Council has been able to find a technological solution that will allow the Linton Customer Service Centre to remain open on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 January as usual, with no disruption to its customer service.***

Date: Monday, 6 January 2020 - 3:15pm
Category: General

Fresh new signs have been installed at the major entry roads to Golden Plains Shire in Smythesdale and Batesford, welcoming residents and visitors travelling the road to our Shire.

There are also new town signs at the entries to two of the Shire's townships: Enfield and Mannibadar.

Date: Thursday, 2 January 2020 - 11:45am
Category: General

Residents and members of the public are welcome to attend Ordinary Meetings of Council which are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm, with the exception of the meeting on the third Tuesday of December.

Date: Monday, 23 December 2019 - 5:15pm
Category: Public Notices

Golden Plains Shire Council will have altered hours during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Date: Monday, 23 December 2019 - 5:00pm
Category: Media Releases

Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey was elected Chair of the Central Highlands Councils Victoria (CHCV) for the 2019/20 term, at the group’s meeting in Ballarat on Friday 20 December, 2019.

Date: Friday, 20 December 2019 - 3:30pm
Category: Events
Town: Bannockburn

A huge crowd of local residents and visitors descended on the brand new Bannockburn Heart for the third annual Golden Plains Twilight Market on Thursday evening.

Date: Thursday, 19 December 2019 - 4:45pm
Category: Media Releases

The sun – and the brand new play space – were shining when Stage One of the Bannockburn Heart was officially opened by the Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey, the Hon Senator Sarah Henderson, and Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Regional Victoria Danielle Green MP at 3pm, Thursday 19 December, 20

Date: Thursday, 19 December 2019 - 2:30pm
Category: Arts and Culture

To start off a busy day at Council, Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey officially launched Creative Wanderings in the Golden Plains Shire this morning to an excited audience of artists and creative locals at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre.

Date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019 - 5:30pm
Category: Update

Watch the video update from Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey with highlights from the December 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council.


Date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019 - 4:15pm
Category: General

The December and final Ordinary Meeting of Council for 2019 was held at the Linton Customer Service Centre last night, Tuesday 17 December, with all Councillors in attendance. While the agenda was shorter than usual, it was great to see a number of residents in attendance.

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Friday, 27 March 2020 - 5:56pm


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.