Golden Plains Shire Council
Address2 Pope Street, BANNOCKBURN 3331
PostalPO Box 111, BANNOCKBURN 3331
Tel03 5220 7111
Fax03 5220 7100
Municipality ProfileThe Golden Plains Shire is predominately rural, with a number of small townships servicing local communities between Ballarat and Geelong. The Shire is the fastest growing municipality in regional Victoria, and sixth overall in the State, with a growth rate of 3.51%. Many Golden Plains residents work in Ballarat or Geelong. The shire's economic base is provided through agriculture, retailing and tourism, while home-based business is the largest employer. Agriculture is responsible for $44 million worth of output annually. The main industries include agriculture (wool and grain growing, intensive poultry and pig farming), beverage and malt manufacturing.
LocalitiesAnakie, Bamganie, Bannockburn, Barunah Park, Batesford, Berringa, Berrybank, Cambrian Hill, Cape Clear, Corindhap, Cressy, Dereel, Durdidwarrah, Durham Lead, Enfield, Garibaldi, Gheringhap, Grenville, Haddon, Happy Valley, Hesse, Illabarook, Inverleigh, Lethbridge, Linton, Mannibadar, Maude, Meredith, Morrisons, Mount Bute, Mount Mercer, Murgheboluc, Napoleons, Newtown, Nintingbool, Piggoreet, Pitfield, Pittong, Rokewood, Rokewood Junction, Ross Creek, Russells Bridge, Scarsdale, She Oaks, Shelford, Smythes Creek, Smythesdale, Springdallah, Staffordshire Reef, Steiglitz, Stonehaven, Sutherlands Creek, Teesdale, Wallinduc, Werneth and Wingeel. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|2,703 sq km
Source: Victoria in Future 2012 - Population and Household Projections 2011–2031 for Victoria and its Regions, Department of Planning and Community Development, April 2012.
ElectionsGolden Plains Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 7 councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Jenny Blake (Mayor 2012-13)
Unsubdivided - Cr Andrew Cameron
Unsubdivided - Cr Nathan Hansford
Unsubdivided - Cr Helena Kirby
Unsubdivided - Cr Bill McArthur
Unsubdivided - Cr Des Phelan
Unsubdivided - Cr Greg Vaughan
Chief Executive OfficerMr Rod Nicholls
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