Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 18 April 2017


• Former Keilor Library Site

• Discover Keilor Community Hub at grand opening event!

• Heritage listed Black Powder Mill - Open Day

• New social enterprise café in Sunshine

• Announcements: Easter Operating Hours and more

Former Keilor Library Site

Seeking community members to join a consultative committee

Brimbank City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest to join a Community Consultative Committee to advise Council about the future use of the former Keilor Library site.

The role of the Committee is to: 

  • Provide a forum for sharing ideas and discussions between relevant stakeholders.
  • Engage Keilor residents and other interested community representatives.
  • Complement and add more detailed insights as part of the broader stakeholder engagement process.
  • Identify and raise any issues of concern for Council to consider.
  • Consider information from the Expression of Interest process and listening posts and;
  • Provide a community recommendation for the future use of the Keilor Library for consideration.

The Committee will operate on a voluntary basis from this April to June. If you’re interested, please complete the online application form at by 24 April.

Members will be selected following an assessment of applications via set criteria as outlined in the Terms of Reference.

For more information, please see or call the Manager of Leisure and Community Facilities on 9249 4000.

Drop-in Listening Posts

Brimbank City Council will be setting up listening posts in Keilor to hear community views about the future use of the facility and help with any questions.

The feedback given will form a report that will go to the Community Consultative Committee.

  • Thursday 27 April, 2.30 - 5.30pm
    Shopping strip, near the corner of Kennedy Street and Old Calder Highway, Keilor
  • Wednesday 3 May 6 – 8pm
    Keilor Former Library Site, Kennedy Street, Keilor

Discover Keilor Community Hub at grand opening event! 

Saturday 29 April, 11am to 2pm

You're invited to help celebrate the grand opening of Keilor Community Hub located at the former Keilor Municipal Office building.

It's home to Council’s new Customer Service Centre, the new Keilor Library, and offers neighbourhood house and arts programs and community meeting rooms for hire.

Residents are encouraged to come along to the official opening of Brimbank’s newest community facility.

There will be entertainment, a sausage sizzle, library activities including a storytime session, neighbourhood house and arts program taster sessions and much more

  • Saturday 29 April, 11am to 2pm
    704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor
    No charge

For more information about any of these initiatives and locations, please visit or call 9249 4000.

Heritage listed Black Powder Mill - Open Day

Saturday 6 May,10.30am - 3pm

Learn about gunpowder, the history of the Mill and the Factory, see the Mill in operation, live demonstrations and take a tour of the site.

Constructed in 1942, the Black Powder Mill is a purpose-built structure for the manufacture of black powder (gunpowder), the only surviving building of the former Albion Explosives Factory and a symbol of the 140 year-old explosives industry centred in Melbourne’s west.

It is a reminder of the thousands of workers employed in the munitions industry, especially in wartime and the post-war migrant years.

The Mill has been recently recognised by Engineering Heritage Victoria as being of national significance. Light refreshments with Friends of the Black Powder Mill.

  • Saturday 6 May, 10.30am - 3pm
    Cnr Parklea Ave and Grassy Point Road
    No charge

For more information, please contact Olwen Ford on 0429 203 895.

New social enterprise café in Sunshine

A new social enterprise, Little Rays Café has opened on the ground floor of the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre.

The café will be showcasing local Melbourne speciality coffee roaster Dukes’ Espresso Blend and feature a range of single origin coffees, filter and batch brews which will rotate regularly.

Appropriately named, Little Rays (of Sunshine) will also have a local, all Victorian range of cold drinks for purchase and has applied for a food premises permit to serve French pastries from Noisette bakery, fresh salads, sandwiches and toasties.

  • Café hours: Monday to Friday 8am-3pm.


St Albans indoor pool reopening 

Indoor pool facilities at St Albans Leisure Centre are set to re-open on Tuesday 18 April.

The indoor pool hall at St Albans Leisure Centre, including spa and steam room, were temporarily closed to allow for the replacement of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system.

Easter Operating Hours

Brimbank City Council’s Customer Service centres and libraries will be closed on the public holidays over the Easter break, from Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April.

Brimbank’s Leisure Centres are closed on Friday 14 April and open from 9am to 5pm on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

For online services and more information, please visit our Contact Us page. 

Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 18 April 

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