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Golden Plains Shire Council is in caretaker mode during the Election Period from 12pm, Tuesday 22 September to 6pm, Saturday 24 October, 2020. For more information, click here.

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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: Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 11:45am
Category: Business
Waste to energy

The Victorian Government has released a discussion paper on converting waste to energy to support the development of new technologies, including anaerobic digestion – which creates biogas from food and industrial waste.

Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 4:15pm
Category: Economic Development

Optus mobile customers in Teesdale, Cape Clear and Haddon North are set to benefit with new mobile towers to be built by the end of 2018.

Date: Monday, 30 October 2017 - 12:15pm
Category: Economic Development
Town: Bannockburn

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a $500,000 Regional Jobs and Infrastructure grant for Golden Plains Shire Council to create the vibrant community precinct and support 22 construction jobs and create 60 new jobs in the long term.

Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 10:00am
Category: Arts and Culture
Town: Bannockburn

Golden Plains Shire is set to host a writing masterclass as part of the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival.

Date: Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:30am
Category: Business
On Farm Energy Survey

In response to rising energy prices (both gas and electricity) and the resulting economic impact on the viability of many Victorian farmers, the Victorian Government is undertaking a survey of on-farm energy use and costs in October and November. 

Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 11:00am
Category: Environment

The summer fire season is upon us, and there is lots of long grass around the municipality causing residents to ask some good questions about how Council is preparing for the warmer, dryer months. 

Date: Friday, 13 October 2017 - 4:45pm
Category: Media Releases

Golden Plains Shire Council has chosen their new Chief Executive Officer, who is set to replace long-serving incumbent Rod Nicholls in the role.

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 8:30am
Category: Environment

Fire Action Week, 13 to 20 October, is Victoria’s annual fire planning and preparation awareness week

Date: Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 2:30pm
Category: Environment

A Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) is a specified area of land identified as having the highest bushfire risk and is most likely to be impacted by bushfire.

Date: Monday, 2 October 2017 - 12:15pm
Category: Community
Town: Bannockburn

Residents can get fit for free with Park Run, Bannockburn!

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Join us on Saturday 14 October at 8am to officially launch Park Run, Bannockburn, which starts at the south end of Old Base Road.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 10:56am


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.