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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, 4 January 2018 - 1:15pm
Category: Community

Every year in Australia, over 5,000 children are rescued after being left unattended in a car.

Date: Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 4:00pm
Category: Environment

Pets are precious and it's natural to have concerns about them during fire season. 

When preparaing for fire, have bedding, food and water ready to go and make sure you have safe transport for them when leaving early.

Date: Monday, 18 December 2017 - 4:00pm
Category: Environment

Warnings are issued when a fire has started and you need to take action.

Date: Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 3:45pm
Category: Community
Town: Bannockburn

Here are some school holiday ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer.  

Date: Monday, 18 December 2017 - 3:30pm
Category: Environment

You’re at risk of fire this summer if you live, work or travel near bush, grassland or even coastal scrub.

Leaving early on high risk days before a fire starts, is the only way to guarantee you and your family’s safety.

Date: Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 3:30pm
Category: Environment

If you live or work close to grassland, parks or paddocks (on the outskirts of Melbourne or a regional centre, like Geelong or Ballarat), you could be at risk of fire this summer.

Date: Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 3:15pm
Category: Environment

Grassfires can be just as dangerous as bushfires. They can start and spread rapidly, travelling at speeds of up to 25km per hour, quickly threatening lives and property.

Date: Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 1:30pm
Category: Community

With summer now well and truly upon us, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology seven-day temperature forecasts for the purpose of issuing heat health alerts when heat health temperature thresholds are reached or exceeded.

Date: Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:00am
Category: Youth

Young people in Golden Plains Shire will have more opportunities to actively participate in and connect with their local community, through the Andrew Labor Government’s Engage! 2018-20 program.

Date: Friday, 22 December 2017 - 8:30am
Category: Roads

Golden Plains Shire Council and VicRoads is urging all drivers to take care over the holiday period to ensure they reach their destinations safely.

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Monday, 10 May 2021 - 10:59am


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.