Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 28 March 2017


• Keilor Community Hub Opening

• Orchestra Coming to Town

• National Youth Week

• Sunshine Food Fever

• St Albans Indoor Pool Closure

Keilor Community Hub Opening 

The highly anticipated Keilor Community Hub will soon open its doors. The Keilor community has been watching the transformation of the former Keilor municipal office building, and work is now complete and ready to open on Monday 3 April.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch encouraged community members to visit the Hub to access Council’s new Customer Service Centre, the new Keilor Library, neighbourhood house programs, art spaces, and community meeting rooms.

The new Keilor Library is more than double the size compared to the previous Library site in Kennedy Street, and willprovide access to a more contemporary library with improved facilities.

The Council’s Keilor Customer Service Centre will once again open – with customer support staff available to respond to general enquiries and receive payments.

A range of Neighbourhood House programs will run at the Keilor Hub, beginning with pop-ups to provide a sample of popular programs held at other centres.

Community feedback on the neighbourhood house pop-up programs will be used to inform programming for Terms 3 and 4.

The new Keilor Library will offer a collection of more than 12,000 items.

New library features include;

  • self-service kiosks;
  • two children’s touchscreen PCs;
  • dedicated IT training room with six PCs;
  • video games console; dedicated library program room; and 
  • increased seating for reading, study and socialising and using Wi-Fi.

Meeting rooms on level one and the community program spaces are available for hire by contacting Brimbank City Council’s Leisure and Community Facilities unit via email at or phone on 9249 4537.

Neighbourhood House program enquiries can be made at Sydenham Neighbourhood House on 9249 4224.

Orchestra Coming to Town

Sunday 2 April (and Sundays following), 2pm

Orchestra Victoria is headed west to the Bowery Theatre in St Albans for a brand new series of chamber concerts. This is a rare opportunity to experience live orchestral music from one of Australia’s premier arts companies in Brimbank.

Starting in April, the Lazy Sundays series will include four chamber concerts in the 200-seat Bowery Theatre, part of the newly opened St Albans Community Centre (STACC).

To celebrate Easter, Orchestra Victoria will present Masterpiece: Seven last words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op 51, by Joseph Haydn, on Sunday 2 April.

Tickets are $10 for an adult and $5 for concession (includes complimentary tea and coffee).

Orchestra Victoria will return to the Bowery Theatre to perform Lazy Sundays on:

  • St Albans Community Centre and Bowery Theatre
    Princess Street, St Albans
    Sunday 2 April (and Sundays following), 2pm
  • Sunday 6 August – Roving Brass
  • Sunday 22 October – Shostakovich
  • Sunday 10 December – Christmas Crackers.

For more information, visit St Albans Community Centre (STACC).

National Youth Week 

Friday 31 March

Brimbank City Council will kick of its National Youth Week celebrations with an event at the recently opened St Albans Community Centre (STACC). Hosted in partnership with City Mission and Western Bulldogs, the event will include;

  • an open mic program organised by the Brimbank Youth Arts and Events Committee
  • activities run by the Western Bulldogs, including inflatable sumo suits, inflatable twister, an adult jumping castle, and a soccer sports clinic.
  • the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) Ute
  • Get on Board Bus Tour for young LGBTIQ people, hosted by Brimbank Youth Services.

Friday 31 March
Errington Reserve and STACC
309C Main Road East, St Albans

No charge and no bookings required. Find more information about each event.

Sunshine Food Fever 

Friday 31 March to Thursday 6 April

The ultimate four-course Sunshine progressive dinner, Sunshine Food Fever takes you on a food journey that celebrates and reflects the successive waves of Middle Eastern, Asian, African and Pacific Island immigration which combine to make Sunshine one of the most culturally – and gastronomically – diverse places in Australia.

Your food journey begins by meeting local Kiwi Ka Bakers who have transformed the humble Australian staple – the meat pie – into a range of pies, including vegan, reflecting Sunshine’s tastes, at the same time receiving national awards and accolades.

Then meet head cooks from three restaurants as they take you behind-the-scenes, presenting dishes celebrating their family, history and place. Sample soups and salads, followed by a banquet and finsh with sweets and drinks.

  • Friday 31 March to Thursday 6 April
    Various times and locations

For more information, please see Melbourne Food and Wine - Sunshine Program.

St Albans Indoor Pool Closure

From Monday 20 March

St Albans indoor pool hall, including the spa and steam room, will be closed for works from Monday 20 March. The outdoor pools will remain open until the indoor pool re-opens.

The gymnasium, group fitness rooms, and change rooms will not be affected. Works are expected to be complete by the end of April.

For more information, please visit St Albans Leisure Centre.