Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 17 October 2017


• Carols at the Castle is back!

• No Charge Snake Catching Service 

• Apply for a Seniors Groups Grant

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements - Rates Notice

Carols at the Castle is Back!

Friday 15 December 2017, Gates open at 5pm. Concert 7–9pm

Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Road, Keilor

Join us for this year’s Carols at the Castle at the Overnewton Castle in Keilor – now in its fifth year. All money from ticket sales goes to the Brimbank Community Fund (BCF) – raising money for local charities.

Every year the BCF awards grants to initiatives that improve the lives of our young people through education, employment and wellbeing.

An exciting line-up of talented Melbourne artists will sing Christmas favourites for audiences, led by musical director Tyson Legg and the Sunshine Community Brass Band. Singing sensation Stephanie Angelini will join an exciting cast of performers. The Caroline Springs resident will perform for local audiences following her trip to Los Angeles to record an album earlier this year.

There’s also plenty of entertainment for kids. Seasoned children’s entertainers Carp Productions will bring their inclusive performance style to the stage – guaranteeing plenty of fun and laughs.

Food and drink will be available to purchase, families are welcome to bring along a picnic and a low chair.

For more information visit or call 9249 4000.


No Charge Snake Catching Service 

If you find yourself faced with a snake on your property, you can call our snake catching service at no charge.

It's is available to residential properties in Brimbank and has been introduced in response to community feedback.

The service is available seven days a week, including after hours by calling 9249 4000.

If you see a snake, stay calm, walk away safely – taking any pets with you - call Council and be sure to keep an eye on the snake from a safe distance.

When a call is received the aim is to have a snake catcher on hand as quickly as possible.

Tips to deter snakes from entering your property:

  • Cleaning up around your house. Keep your grass and lawns cut short.
  • Don’t leave stacks of timber or sheets of iron lying about.
  • Keep grain or pet food storage areas clean and tidy. These attract mice, which are a snake’s favoured food.
  • Ensure garden rockeries and ferneries are clear and tidy. These are cool places that attract snakes on warm days.
  • Avoid walking around your backyard in bare feet.
  • Wear leg protection on hot nights and use a torch (Tiger snakes in particular become nocturnal in very hot weather and it is then that they are harder to see. Pets, particularly cats, are vulnerable to being bitten at this time).

Snakes are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975. It’s illegal to capture, kill or harm them.

For more information about the service see our Snake Information page or call 9249 4000.

Brimbank Disability Expo

24 October, 10am - 2pm

Victoria University, Convention Centre, Gate 1, 460 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine

Local residents living with disability, along with their carers, families and friends are invited to attend the Brimbank Disability Expo.

Event features:

  • NDIS special guest speaker from 10-11am
  • More than 50 exhibits showcasing a range of support services available to residents living with disability
  • Live entertainment from Mambourin Choir 
  • Activities for children (no charge)
  • Interpreters available

Parking available ($2 for two hours or $5.50 for the day).

For further parking and access information, please contact MetroAccess on 9249 4451. For general information contact Council on 9249 4000 or visit


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

For more information, other upcoming sessions, and to give feedback, please visit our Have Your Say page.

Naming Sunvale Community Park

What do you think of plans to officially name Sunshine’s most anticipated park – “Sunvale Community Park”. Visit our Have Your Say page or drop in to your nearest Customer Service Centre. Submissions close on Thursday 26 October 2017.

Help Shape the Future of Sydenham Park 

Join the Sydenham Park Master Plan Steering Committee and help develop a new plan for the 231 hectare park between the Calder Highway, Jackson Creek and the Maribyrnong River.

Interested? Put in an Expression of Interest by Tuesday 24 October. To apply visit our Have Your Say page or drop in to your local Customer Service Centre.

Sunshine Health and Education Precinct (SHWEP)

We're setting up a SHWEP Strategic Plan Reference Group to ensure future growth is well coordinated and responds to the ideas of St Albans residents.

Interested in being on the group? Put in an Expression of Interest by Tuesday 14 November. Forms can be submitted online at our Have Your Say page.

Community Information Sessions will be held in St Albans on

  • Thursday 19 October 5.30-8pm,
  • Saturday 21 October 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday 25 October 5.30-8pm.

If you want to attend, RSVP by 5pm on Monday 16 October, by phone 9249 4327 or by email at

Meet Your Councillors

  • Sunday 22 October, 1-4pm
    Sunshine Lantern Festival, Hampshire Road, Sunshine

Further drop in sessions are planned in St Albans, Sunshine, Keilor and Derrimut in October and November. For more information visit Have Your Say.



Inclusivity Action Plan Survey

Brimbank Youth Services is developing an Inclusivity Plan for LGBTIQ+ Young People who access mainstream services with Brimbank. For more information visit our Have Your Say page.


Expressions of Interest - Audit and Risk Management Committee

Council is looking to appoint an experienced Independent Member, for a term of one to three years. Submissions close Monday 23 October. For more information visit our Have Your Say page.

Ordinary Council Meeting  

Ordinary Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month (except December). Meetings are open to the public and meeting agenda and minutes can be found at Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Online Services

Brimbank City Council is offering more and more online services. By registering an account you will create your own personal dashboard for easy pre-populated access to a range of services.

Whether it’s lodging a service request, paying your rates, paying your pet registration, or submitting a planning application you’ll get what you want done easier and faster on the Brimbank website. To register, please visit