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Register on the HelpOUT database today

Registering to volunteer during future emergencies has never been so easy.

Help shape Victoria’s next state disability plan

The Victorian Government will be releasing a new state disability plan for 2017-2020 and this is your chance to have your say.

Thinking about joining the council election race?

Golden Plains Shire Candidate Information Sessions are being held on 19 July in Bannockburn and 2 August in Smythesdale.

Thanking you from the heart

We say goodbye to the ‘@ the heart’ temporary activation space.

Want to become a young entrepreneur?

Calling all Golden Plains young people who want to kickstart their business

Upcoming workshop

‘Dealing with alcohol and other drug issues in your community group’

June Gazette

Get all the latest Council news including an update on Council’s infrastructure projects.

Do you live on or near Bells Road (Haddon, Ross Creek or Smythes Creek)?

Learn about Planning Scheme Amendment C170 and how it may interest you.

Business owners – we want to hear from you!

Council invites business owners in Golden Plains Shire to complete the 2016 Golden Plains Business Survey.

Submissions for the draft 2016-17 Budget are now closed

Submissions have now closed for the draft Council Budget and 2013-2017 Council Plan (which also includes the Strategic Resource Plan).

Community engagement report - website and Gazette

Council recently asked the community for feedback on the new website and the Gazette; this report outlines what we heard.

Have your say on the Northern Settlement Strategy

Council wants to hear from residents who live in the top half of Golden Plains Shire

Draft Budget 2016-17 frequently asked questions

We answer some of residents' and ratepayers' most frequently asked questions.

Natural gas coming to Bannockburn

AusNet Services now has approval to commence the installation of a new natural gas network for Bannockburn.

 Golden Plains is a vibrant and progressive municipality situated between Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne. Golden Plains offers residents and businesses access to the city services while enjoying a country lifestyle. 

We invite you to get lost and discover the unique, untouched beauty of Golden Plains Shire.

Rolling green hills, golden fields of canola and wheat, rugged bush landscapes and rocky plains span the Shire from its historic gold mining towns in the north and east, to the river valleys in its south.

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