Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 6 June 2017


• Dave Hughes to Headline Brimbank Men’s Health Day

• Brimbank Refugee Week – Community Welcome Dinner

• Apply for a Community Grant

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements - Shirley Valentine

Dave Hughes Headlines Men’s Health Day 

Comedian and TV/Radio personality, Dave Hughes will be the guest speaker at Brimbank’s Men’s Health Day.

  • Brimbank Men’s Health Day
    Wednesday 14 June, 10am-1pm
    Westvale Community Centre
    45 Kings Road, St Albans.
  • Dave Hughes will speak as part of the official opening, at 11am.

The Men’s Health Day event, as part of International Men’s Health Week (12-18 June), promotes the importance of men’s health and wellbeing to local men.

This no charge event connects men in our community, supporting them to get helpful and correct information about their health from services providers.

Brimbank Men’s Health Day has DIY activities, hearing checks, and information stalls from organisations including:

There will also be information about Council services and programs and representatives from local lifestyle and hobby groups.

It's widely acknowledged there are links between good nutrition, positive social networks and physical fitness on personal wellbeing.

Men's Shed

The Men’s Shed at Westvale Community Centre is another great example of how Council supports men’s health and wellbeing. The Men’s Shed is a meeting place for men from across Brimbank that offers activities, classes and programs – including carpentry, gardening, DIY, cooking, sustainable living, life skills to support independent living and more.


Refugee Week – Community Welcome Dinner 

Friday 23 June, from 5-7.30pm

Celebrate diversity and make new friends with a a Community Welcome Dinner during Brimbank Refugee Week, 18-24 June 2017.

All are welcome to celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees in Brimbank at the Community Welcome Dinner.

Bring a plate of food to share and tell your story of the food how you made it.

RSVP by Monday 19 June by visiting Brimbank Welcome Dinner. This is a family friendly event and no alcohol will be served.


Apply for a Community Grant

Applications for Council’s 2017 Community Grants Program are now open, and close on Sunday 16 July 2017.

The Community Grants Program provides one-off financial assistance to support current and emerging communities through activities, programs and events that help strengthen our community.

Information Sessions

  • Thursday 8 June, 6–8.30pm
    Visy Cares Hub,
    80B Harvester Road, Sunshine
  • Thursday 15 June, 6–8.30pm
    Visy Cares Hub
    80B Harvester Road, Sunshine
  • Monday 3 July, 6–8.30pm
    Sydenham Neighbourhood House (above the Sydenham Library)
    Sydenham Community Hub
    Level 1, 1 Station Street,
    Watergardens Town Centre, Taylors Lakes
  • Friday 7 July, 10am–12.30pm
    Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
    301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine

Bookings are required three days before each session. RSVP: 9249 4000 or

Interpreters are available on request. For more information visit Brimbank Community Grants or phone 9249 4000.


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Draft Annual Budget 2017-2018 and Council Plan 2017–2021

The Council Plan focuses on Council’s key directions for the next four years. Read the draft documents and provide feedback

  • Online at our Have Your Say page
  • At any Brimbank Library or Customer Service Centre – where you can provide feedback online, or pick up a printed ‘Have your say form’ to complete.
  • 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.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Keilor Library
    Wednesday 7 June, 11am-12noon
    Thursday 8 June, 3.30-4.30pm
  • St Albans Library
    Thursday 8 June, 11am-12noon
  • Deer Park Library
    Tuesday 13 June, 4-5pm
  • Sydenham Library
    Wednesday 14 June, 4-5pm

Waste Strategy Steering Committee Expression of Interest

Council is seeking Expressions of Interests from local residents/landowners. The role of the Waste Management Strategy Development Steering Committee Committee is to:

  • Provide a forum for sharing ideas and discussions between relevant stakeholders;
  • Complement and add more detailed insights as part of the broader community and stakeholder engagement process;
  • Consider input and feedback derived from Community Consultation Program;
  • Provide feedback on the Draft Waste Management Strategy; and
  • Identify and raise any issues of concern for Council to consider.

Committee members will be selected for their expertise and not as a representative of any group or organisation. For more information, selection criteria and how to apply, visit Have Your Say.

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.

Draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021

The draft Age Friendly City Plan will help Council plan for future developments for older people. The Council on the Ageing will host the information and consultation workshop.

  • Thursday 15 June, 9.30am–1.30pm
    Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
    301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

Morning tea and light lunch provided. RSVP: 9249 4744 by Thursday 8 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.



Shirley Valentine@Bowery Theatre, Thursday 8 June, 7.30pm

Shirley Valentine is a funny and heart-warming one-woman play by writer Willy Russell. The play is a moving story of escaping a dormant life and finding happiness once again.

  • $38 full, $26 concession,
  • $20 students and groups of 6+
  • Book now!

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