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The Golden Plains Shire Council consists of Councillors who are democratically elected by the electors of GoldenPlains Shire in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989.

Councillors of Golden Plains Shire are committed to working together, behaving with integrity and making competent decisions.  Read about their commitment here in the Councillor Code of Conduct.

My councillors

 

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Cr Helena Kirby - Mayor

Elected: November 2008

Golden Plains Shire previous terms: 2008 to 2012 and 2012 to 2016

Cr Kirby lives and works in Rokewood. As a long-standing Councillor, Cr Kirby is, and has been, a voice for the whole of the Shire, helping achieve many positive outcomes for Golden Plains.  Cr Kirby was elected as Mayor in 2017.

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Cr Des Phelan

Elected: November 2012

Golden Plains Shire previous term: 1996 to 2002 and 2012 to 2016.

Cr Phelan, a farmer from Springdallah, is in his fourth term as a Golden Plains Shire Councillor, having represented the community as Mayor in 2016-17.

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Cr David Evans

Elected: November 2016

Golden Plains Shire previous term: none

Cr Evans is a Bannockburn resident, passionate about making Golden Plains' rates fair and equitable and is interested in making budgetary cost savings, wherever possible.

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Cr Joanne Gilbert

Elected: November 2016

Golden Plains Shire previous term: none

Cr Gilbert, a Napoleon's resident, believes community consultation is paramount and is strongly committed to improving infrastructure and services whilst being financially responsible.

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Cr Nathan Hansford

Elected: November 2012

Golden Plains Shire previous term: 2012 to 2016

Cr Hansford lives with his family in Bannockburn, owns a local business and returns to Golden Plains Shire Council for a second term.

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Cr Les Rowe

Elected: November 2016

Golden Plains Shire previous term: none

Cr Rowe has lived in Golden Plains his whole life, owning and operating a business in Sutherlands Creek. He has been involved in the community for many years.

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Cr Owen Sharkey

Elected: November 2016

Golden Plains Shire previous term: none

Cr Sharkey lives with his family in Batesford, where he is strongly involved in the community, and works in Bannockburn.

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 1:00pm

 

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.