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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: Friday, 18 September 2020 - 12:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Children's Week 2020 Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council is once again proud to deliver an exciting Children’s Week celebration next month.

Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020 - 5:45pm
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council New Online Planning Portal

There’s now a more efficient way for Golden Plains’ residents and businesses to interact with Council’s Planning Department, thanks to a new online planning portal.

Date: Monday, 14 September 2020 - 3:30pm
Category: Media Releases

Facilitated by Council, Golden Plains Shire creatives will produce a short digital piece on the local experience of COVID-19 social isolation thanks to a grant from the Australian Government.

Date: Thursday, 10 September 2020 - 5:00pm
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council Creative Communities Quick Response Grants

Golden Plains Shire Council has launched a new grant program for local creatives to access professional development opportunities and fund small projects.

Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 1:30pm
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council New Strategies Adopted

At its 25 August Meeting, Golden Plains Shire Council adopted three new strategies to guide its future decision making for sport and recreation, waste and resource recovery, and a local equestrian centre.

Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2020 - 3:15pm
Category: Media Releases

As a large council bordered by Victoria’s largest and second largest regional cities, different parts of Golden Plains Shire will again observe separate public holidays in lieu of the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday.

Date: Tuesday, 1 September 2020 - 1:15pm
Category: Media Releases
Community Activation and Social Isolation Initiative

Golden Plains Shire residents experiencing loneliness or social disconnection will receive support through a collaboration between the Victorian Government, the Australian Red Cross and Council.

Date: Monday, 31 August 2020 - 5:00pm
Category: Media Releases
Funding for Bannockburn Soccer Change Rooms Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council welcomes the Victorian Government’s funding announcement on 28 August of $464,535 towards the Bannockburn Soccer Facility Change Rooms project.

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 12:30pm
Category: Media Releases

Last week, Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey announced 40 well-deserving young residents of Golden Plains Shire would be recognised with Community Impact Awards as part of the Mayoral Youth Program 2019/20.

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 2:45pm
Category: Media Releases
Golden Plains Shire Council COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy

Council’s updated COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy will give significant rates relief to residents and businesses.

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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.