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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, 22 November 2016 - 9:30am
Category: Volunteer
Volunteers Emergency Management

Golden Plains Shire experienced a major community trauma on 27 March 2013 with a destructive bushfire in Dereel. The bushfire claimed 18 dwellings, nearly 1,300 hectares of land across 119 properties, and affected families, individuals and community groups alike.

Date: Friday, 18 November 2016 - 2:15pm
Category: Environment
Russells bridge flooding

The rains have come, the rivers have risen, and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) wants to hear about your experiences with local flooding. 

Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 12:15pm
Category: Environment
Fire preparation

Council recently commenced Fire Prevention Notice inspections and this has caused residents to ask some good questions about how Council is preparing for the upcoming fire season.

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 1:45pm
Category: Environment
Fire prevention notices video

Golden Plains Shire Council is serious about protecting its communities through fire prevention in the lead up to the summer fire danger period.

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 11:15am
Category: Arts and Culture
Town: Bannockburn
Amanda Hyatt Artist Workshop BCC

One of Australia's best watercolour teachers Amanada Hyatt today gave a workshop for the Bannockburn Arts Group.

Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Category: Media Releases
New Councillors at work

Cr Des Phelan was selected as Golden Plains Shire Council’s new Mayor today at 11am at a Special Meeting of Council at the Bannockburn Shire Hall Council Chamber.

Cr Phelan has served as Mayor for the last two years.

Date: Monday, 7 November 2016 - 8:45am
Category: Works

Get the latest on some of the minor projects underway or recently completed in Golden Plains

Date: Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:15pm
Category: Services
Town: Bannockburn

Fast broadband (nbn) is now available for around 1,600 premises in Bannockburn.

Date: Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:45am
Category: Arts and Culture
Town: Bannockburn
Samantha Thompson Exhibition

An exciting selection of artworks from renowned artist Samantha Thompson. Working in oils, pastels, inks, printmaking and perspex, these colourful contemporary pieces feature a strong feminine theme. 

Date: Monday, 31 October 2016 - 4:00pm
Category: Media Releases

Members of a new look Council for Golden Plains Shire will take their Oath of Office on Tuesday 8 November following the Victorian Electoral Commission’s official declaration of the 2016 Local Government election results.

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Thursday, 6 August 2020 - 5:38pm


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.