Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 14 February 2017


• Family Fun at Brimbank Cup

• What’s Your Big Idea for Brimbank?

• Starting Your Business Right Workshop

• Brimbank Sustainable Living Expo

• Sensory Storytime

Family Fun at Brimbank Cup

Family fun will be the name of the game at the 2017 Brimbank Cup being held at Kevin Flint Memorial Reserve in Cairnlea on 17 and 18 February.

Now in its sixth year, the award-winning community soccer event will be hosted by Cairnlea Football Club, and delivered in partnership with Brimbank City Council, Victoria Police, Football Federation Victoria and Melbourne City Football Club.

Eight-hundred players are set to take to the pitch plus an opening game planned between Youth Junction and Victoria Police.

More than 15 ethnicities will be represented throughout the tournament, including two asylum seeker teams and others representing emerging communities.

On Friday evening, Melbourne City Football Club will host a no charge junior soccer clinic which will include an inflatable soccer pitch and diving mat, target shooting, small sided games and lots of on-the-spot prizes.

The first 50 Brimbank kids - or Brimbank soccer club members aged five to 14 who register for the clinic will also receive a three-match Melbourne City Football Club membership.

There’s lots of fun to be had over the two day event, and lots of quality local soccer to watch.

  • Friday 17 February, 4.30-6.30pm
    Junior Clinic, opening match and seven-a-side men’s and women’s competitions
  • Saturday 18 February, 9am-9pm
    11-a-side men’s and women’s competition and finals

Registrations for the junior clinic are preferred and should be made online. 

What’s Your Big Idea for Brimbank?

From Tuesday 7 February to Tuesday 7 March, we're looking for ideas big and small, on how to keep improving the local area.

Your feedback will help Council decide its budget and plans for future projects and services.

You can attend one of the many in-person community consultation sessions, send feedback via post or go online to have your say. Let’s make our city even better!

For more information, including details about upcoming consultation sessions in St Albans, Deer Park, Derrimut, Keilor and Sunshine, please visit Have Your Say: What's Your Big Idea?.

Starting Your Business Right Workshop

Tuesday 21 February, 9am – 12.30pm. 

Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hamphire Road, Sunshine

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start? Start here!

Conducting a feasibility study on your business idea is just one of the skills you will learn in this practical workshop, joining a small group of people new to business in your local area.

This $30 workshop will open the door to a whole suite of great resources and templates to help you get started. Making the right moves at this early stage will ensure you start off on the right path.

All participants get a free follow up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor individual advice and information.

Essentials such as evaluating your business-readiness, market-analysis, determining the best structure for you, preparing a business plan and a step-bystep guide to getting registered are covered.

For more information and to register, please see

Brimbank Sustainable Living Expo

Saturday 18 February, 10am-3pm

Westvale Community Centre, 45 Kings Road, St Albans

Network Ten Presenter, Barry Du Bois will emcee the event, together with over 60 community stalls and demonstrations. Children’s activities include face painting, a jumping castle and recycled arts and crafts.

There will be a range of workshops and activities, including:

  • Backyard chickens and bee keeping
  • Jam-making demonstration
  • A fresh produce swap
  • The ‘biggest’ and ‘best’ homegrown vegetable competitions
  • Fruit tree care and grafting
  • Bike tune ups
  • Clothes swap
  • Local garden clubs; and much more!

This is a no charge event. Food and other items will be for sale on the day.

Sensory Storytime 

Sensory storytime provides early literacy experiences for children who are on the Autism Spectrum, have developmental delays, sensory processing and/or other conditions.

It’s similar to a traditional storytime but with more sensory materials, movement, routine and is designed for a smaller group to create a more welcoming environment.

It’s open to all children and caregivers. These sessions especially welcome children on the Autism Spectrum and people who are looking for a more adaptive story time.

  • Friday 24 February, 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Friday 31 March, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Deer Park Library, 4 Neale Road, Deer Park

For more information and to register, please see