Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 23 May 2017


• Council delivers a community blueprint for advocacy and investment

• What’s Happening at Former Sunshine Municipal Office Site?

• Brimbank Community Fund

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements

Council's Community Blueprint for Advocacy and Investment 

Brimbank Council has released the draft Annual Budget 2017-18 and draft Council Plan 2017–2021 for public consultation – your feedback is now invited.

The documents aim to achieve Council’s vision for a Brimbank which is vibrant, harmonious and welcoming – a great place to live, work and grow.

The Council Plan describes Council’s vision, principles and role, and focuses on Council’s key directions for the next four years.

Council’s key directions for 2017-21 are:

  • An inclusive community
  • A liveable community
  • A prosperous community
  • An innovative and ‘community first’ Council.

Have Your Say

You can read the draft documents and provide feedback online at our Have Your Say page.

You can also view the draft Budget and Council Plan by visiting any Brimbank Library or Customer Service Centre – where you can provide feedback online, or pick up a printed ‘Have your say form’.

Or, you can have your say by attending a Public Information Session where Council staff will be available to help you access the draft Budget and Council Plan and make your submission.

Sessions will be held at:

  • Sunshine Library
    Thursday 25 May, 4-5pm
  • Keilor Library
    Friday 26 May, 3.30-4.30pm
  • Sydenham Library
    Monday 29 May, 12noon-1pm
  • Deer Park Library
    Tuesday 30 May, 11am-12noon
  • St Albans Library
    Tuesday 30 May, 4-5pm

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

What’s Happening at Former Sunshine Municipal Office Site?

Sunshine residents or anyone passing by the site of the former Sunshine Municipal Office may have noticed some changes.

Demolition is currently underway of the East Wing of the former Council Office Building which was owned by VicTrack and leased to Council. A condition of the lease was that Council must demolish this portion of the office building before returning the land to the property owner.

Planning Permit Application Received

A planning permit application has been received for 43 dwellings on the former East Wing site previously owned by VicTrack. Council is currently undertaking an assessment of the proposal, which will be required to be publicly notified.

The West Wing of the former Sunshine Municipal Office, which sits on Council land, and contains a large mosaic glass window, is protected by an existing Heritage Overlay.

Stained Glass Window Protected

When Council sells the site, the heritage overlay will remain in place to ensure the protection of the mosaic stained glass window and the ‘y’ shape of the building.

Any alteration or demolition of the building will require a planning permit and a detailed assessment of the heritage value.

At this stage, Council is awaiting the outcome of Amendment C126 Part 2 before proceeding with the sale of this land.

Brimbank Community Fund - give local now and we’ll make it forever!

Support your local community by donating to the Brimbank Community Fund.

The Brimbank Community Fund is guided by volunteer community-minded locals like you with the aim of supporting some of our most vulnerable residents.

All donations are kept in a secure trust fund. The interest earned provides vital financial support to hard-working local charities.

This way your small change can help make a difference for years to come. To donate or for more information, visit Brimbank Community Fund.

Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Rules for the Neighbourhood

Share your thoughts and ideas with Council for an update of two local laws: the General Local Law and the Domestic Animal Management Plan.

Feedback closes Friday 9 June.

Brimbank’s Climate Change and Sustainability Initiatives

The draft Climate Change Adaptation Framework outlines ways to for the community to respond to the unavoidable impacts of climate change as ways to reduce emissions which cause climate change.

The Environmentally Sustainable Design Framework aims to ensure sound measures are consistently incorporated into the construction and management of Council buildings and facilities.

Feedback closes Monday 19 June.

Draft Local Historical Societies Support Policy

A draft policy to formalise Council’s working relationship with local historical societies and friends groups is now on public exhibition.

Feedback closes Wednesday 12 July.


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