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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, 6 August 2019 - 4:45pm
Category: Community
Town: Rokewood

Last night, Mayor Cr Sharkey, Deputy Mayor Cr Gilbert, Cr Kirby and Cr Evans were joined by community members from across the Shire to officially award this year’s successful Community Grants.

Date: Tuesday, 6 August 2019 - 4:15pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council has welcomed the announcement that the Federal Government has approved the Golden Plains Wind Farm under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, 1999 (EPBC), following its sign-off of the Environmental Effects Statement.

Date: Friday, 26 July 2019 - 3:15pm
Category: Media Releases

Last night, Golden Plains Shire Council was notified by SKM Recycling that it has temporarily stopped accepting materials at its various sites, including its Geelong facility, effective today, 26 July.

Date: Friday, 26 July 2019 - 10:15am
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council awarded three new tenders at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 23 July, giving the green-light to construction of the Bannockburn Soccer Pitch No.

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 4:00pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council will deliver a new scheduling system for grading roads, following Council’s adoption of the Unsealed Roads Charter at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 23 July.

Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 4:30pm
Category: Community

Watch the video update from Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey with highlights from the June 2019 Council Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 3:30pm
Category: Community

The July Ordinary Meeting of Council was held at Bannockburn Shire Hall on Tuesday 23 July with all Councillors in attendance.

Date: Friday, 19 July 2019 - 4:15pm
Category: Community
Town: Meredith

The sun was out for this morning’s official launch of the Equihands Youth Leadership Program 2019/20 – a partnership between Hands of Change and Golden Plains Shire Council’s Youth Development Team.

Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019 - 2:15pm
Category: Business

Business is booming in Golden Plains, with a total of 447 new businesses registered in the Shire in the 2018/19 financial year.

Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 10:00am
Category: Business

Check out the July edition of the Golden Plains Business News, which sees construction commencing on the Berrybank Wind Farm, and an open day for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

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Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 9:59am


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.