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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: Monday, 29 June 2020 - 11:00am
Category: Works
Town: Inverleigh

Five aged Cypress trees on the Hamilton Highway in Inverleigh will be removed this week.

Date: Friday, 26 June 2020 - 4:45pm
Category: Media Releases

Council’s Customer Service Centres at The Well in Smythesdale and the Golden Plains Civic Centre in Bannockburn will reopen for face-to-face customer service on Monday 29 June, 2020.

Date: Thursday, 25 June 2020 - 5:30pm
Category: Community

Young people across Golden Plains Shire have written messages of hope to be sent to isolated and vulnerable members of the community.

Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 6:30pm
Category: Update
Golden Plains Shire Council Meeting Update June 2020

The June Ordinary Meeting of Council for 2020 was held at the new Council Chamber in the Golden Plains Civic Centre in Bannockburn last night, Tuesday 23 June, with all Councillors in attendance.

Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: Media Releases
Draft Sport & Active Recreation Strategy Golden Plains Shire Council

Following last night’s Ordinary Meeting, Council’s Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030 is now out on public exhibition, and all residents are invited to have their say on the new plan.

Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 8:45am
Category: Update

The 2020 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey of Golden Plains Shire Council has been received, featuring feedback from 400 local residents across a range of age groups and locations.

Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 8:30am
Category: Update
Golden Plains Civic Centre 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 23 June, click the button below or visit and search ‘Golden Plains Shire Council’.

Date: Monday, 22 June 2020 - 11:30am
Category: Media Releases
Town: Werneth
Upgraded Pitfield-Cressy Road Golden Plains Shire Council

Works have been recently completed on another of Council’s significant road projects: the upgrade and widening of Pitfield-Cressy Road.

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020 - 8:15am
Category: Media Releases
Town: Bannockburn

Work is continuing on the Bannockburn Growth Plan, following the public consultation undertaken by the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and Golden Plains Shire Council in March.

Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020 - 5:45pm
Category: Media Releases
Town: Teesdale

Golden Plains Shire Council is developing a masterplan for the Leighdale Equestrian Centre in Teesdale, and is asking residents how they use and would like to use the centre in the future.

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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.