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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: Wednesday, 8 July 2020 - 5:30pm
Category: Community
Local Communities Make Tidy Towns Final Cut Golden Plains Shire Council

Communities from across Golden Plains Shire feature prominently in the list of finalists for this year’s Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns Awards.

Date: Tuesday, 7 July 2020 - 5:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Town: Bannockburn
Midland Highway Bannockburn Intersection Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council has welcomed the news that the Midland Highway and Clyde Road intersection in Bannockburn will be upgraded as part of the joint Federal and Victorian Government infrastructure package announced today.

Date: Tuesday, 7 July 2020 - 3:00pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council and YMCA Geelong have partnered in a new initiative to encourage Shire locals to get active this winter: the Golden Plains Shire Winter Walk Challenge.

Date: Monday, 6 July 2020 - 3:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Regional Youth Voice Representatives Golden Plains Shire Council

Three local young people from Golden Plains have been selected as the Shire’s representatives for the Regional Youth Voice program.

Date: Friday, 3 July 2020 - 4:45pm
Category: Media Releases
Support for Victorian Goldfields Tourism Golden Plains Shire Council

Twelve Central Victorian Councils have welcomed $50,000 in Victorian Government funding to help build the capacity of the region’s visitor economy, with improvements aimed at supporting a future World Heritage Listing bid for the Central Victorian Goldfields.

Date: Friday, 3 July 2020 - 4:15pm
Category: Child and Family
Golden Plains Shire Council Kindergarten Registration 2021

Kindergarten registrations are now open for pre-kindergarten (3-year-old) and funded Kindergarten (4-year-old) programs at Council operated Kindergartens at Inverleigh, Meredith, Rokewood and Teesdale and funded Kindergarten (4-year-old) at Bannockburn.

Date: Thursday, 2 July 2020 - 3:00pm
Category: Media Releases
Town: Rokewood
Rokewood Recreation Reserve Upgraded Lighting Golden Plains Shire Council

The centre of Golden Plains Shire is shining bright with the new lighting towers at Rokewood Recreation Reserve completed and switched on, ready for the return of local community sport.

Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2020 - 3:30pm
Category: Works
Town: Steiglitz
Steiglitz-Durdidwarrah Road Bridge Golden Plains Shire

Traffic is once again flowing over Sutherlands Creek in Steiglitz, with the reopening of Steiglitz-Durdidwarrah Road after works were completed on the bridge.

Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2020 - 10:45am
Category: Media Releases
Draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council’s Draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2030 is now out for public exhibition, following endorsement by Council at last week’s Ordinary Meeting.

Date: Monday, 29 June 2020 - 5:00pm
Category: Finance
Golden Plains Shire Council Budget 2020/21

The Council Budget 2020/21 has been finalised and is now available, following its adoption by Council on 23 June for the purpose of Section 127 of the Local Government Act 2020.

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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.