Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 9 February 2016


• Brimbank Cup 2016

• Bilingual Storytime

• Brimbank Sustainable Living Expo

• Brimbank Votes

• Activities in Sunshine

• Love Keilor Village? Pop in to a pop-up Session 

• Walking Group



Brimbank Cup 2016 - Support Your Local Club or Community Team

  • Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February, 9am-5pm
  • Keilor Wolves Soccer Club
    Green Gully Reserve
    Keilor Downs

The 2016 Brimbank Cup is a fantastic opportunity to watch some great soccer, have a fun time out, and most of all - support your local club or community team!

More than 30 teams representing local soccer clubs and community groups will compete. It's a family friendly event and will feature

  • an exhibition match between Victoria Police and Youth Junction Inc.
  • a football freestylers show
  • multicultural entertainment including African drumming
  • social sevens
  • soccer activities for young people
  • family and kids’ activities, and much more!

Now in its fifth year, the award-winning annual two-day soccer tournament attracts men’s and women’s teams from local soccer clubs and community groups.

Brimbank City Council is proud to present the 2016 event in partnership with Victoria Police and Football Federation Victoria.

The fifth annual Brimbank Cup will bring together teams representing more than 15 nationalities. This year's tournament is hosted by Keilor Wolves Soccer Club, showcasing the club’s development and increased diversity.

The award-winning Brimbank Cup has become a highly anticipated annual event amongst the local soccer community.

It's an event the whole community can enjoy regardless of whether you’re a soccer fan or not!

It’s great to see the local community coming together to celebrate diversity through sport. It also promotes harmonious relationships between new and emerging communities and police, while creating opportunities for newly arrived communities to participate in football.

Bilingual Storytime

  • Mandarin/English, Deer Park Library, Wednesday 10 February, 11.15am
  • Vietnamese/English, Sunshine Library, Thursday 11 February, 11.15am

Brimbank Libraries will celebrate the Lunar New Year, and the start of the Year of the Monkey, from 8 to 12 February.

To mark the occasion, library staff will distribute red packets with chocolate gold coins to children at storytime sessions, which will also feature books relating to Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey.

Bilingual storytime sessions at Deer Park and Sunshine libraries will include a special morning tea and a monkey craft activity for children. Details at Brimbank Libraries.

Brimbank Sustainable Living Expo - Saturday 20 February, 10am-3pm.

There’s so much to do and learn at the Brimbank Sustainable Living Expo this February – gardening, to backyard bee keeping, swapping clothes and much more.

Garden expert Jane Edmanson from ABC Gardening Australia and 3AW will share composting tips and tricks for healthy soil.

There'll also be competitions, children’s activities and much more.

Westvale Community Centre
45 Kings Road
St Albans
9249 4665.

This is a no charge event. Food and other items will be on sale during the event.

Brimbank Votes

The Brimbank Council elections will be held by postal vote later this year. All postal votes must be received by 6pm on Friday 21 October.

It will be your responsibility to elect Councillors after seven years of administration.

Eleven elected Councillors will form the Council, which will be responsible for making decisions in the best interests of the Brimbank community, considering both the immediate and long term impacts.

The election will be conducted by postal vote.

If you will be 18 years or over on election day, are an Australian citizen and you live or are a ratepayer in Brimbank, then you will be eligible to vote.

To vote, you must be enrolled with the Victorian Electoral Commission. Visit the Victorian Electoral Commision or phone 131 832 to confirm your enrolment.

Interested in Standing for Council?
If you’re interested in becoming a Councillor you need to be:

  • 18 years or over on election day;
  • an Australian citizen; and
  • enrolled as a resident or ratepayer of the City of Brimbank.

Key responsibilities of the Council are in the areas of:

  • strategic planning for the whole municipality and a sustainable future
  • advocacy on a broad range of issues
  • coordination with other spheres of government, the private sector, non-government and community sectors
  • facilitation of community participation
  • employment of the Chief Executive Officer.

A key responsibility of individual Councillors is to represent all citizens of the city and to participate in decision-making by the Council.

Information Sessions For Interested Candidates
The Victorian Local Governance Association will conduct candidate information sessions on behalf of Brimbank City Council for people interested in becoming a Councillor.

Sessions will be presented in March 2016. Check our Brimbank Votes page for dates. The sessions will be delivered in two parts 'Should I be a candidate?' and 'How do I become a candidate?'

For more information about the elections and standing for Council, visit Brimbank Votes

Activities in Sunshine, Saturday 13 February

Fun activities continue at RT Pollard Gardens, in Hampshire Road,

Sunshine, with fitness, arts activities and a movie this Saturday.

From 8-9am people of all fitness levels are invited to join PowerFIT – an outdoor training program using functional moves through core training, muscle toning and cardio.

Then from 5.30-6.30pm Arts Centre Melbourne, through its Active Arts program, presents Dig Deep and Massive FAM with their Fresh Take hip hop workshop.

At 7pm Light Up Sunshine presents Movies in the Park, Jumanji featuring Robin Williams.

All activities are offered at no charge. These are alcohol-free events.

Love Keilor Village? Pop in to a pop-up Session 

We're hosting two ‘pop up’ consultation sessions in February for you to have your say on the Keilor Village Draft Concept Plan.

Consultation sessions will be held outside the Keilor Village Shopping Strip on:

  • Friday 19 February, 10am-1pm
  • Monday 22 February, 1-4pm

The two ‘pop up’ sessions provide an opportunity to comment on the draft plan, which outlines future design upgrades planned for the Keilor Village Town Centre.

The Draft Concept Plan aspires to maintain and enhance the history and character of Keilor Village while creating an attractive and sustainable community to live in.

The draft plan outlines three priority areas -

  • the main shopping strip in the village,
  • bus bay upgrades and,
  • a new shared cycling path that runs along the southern side of the Old Calder Highway.

Key features include:

  • An upgrade of the main shopping strip with new paving, two large seating hubs, furniture and landscaping
  • A Water Sensitive Urban Design rain garden with a viewing deck
  • Traffic modifications with enhanced pedestrian crossings
  • Bus bay upgrades with better pedestrian connections
  • A shared cycling and walking trail along the length of Keilor Village
  • New feature tree planting.

Written submissions will be accepted until Monday 29 February. For more information or to view a copy of the Keilor Village Draft Concept Plan visit our Have Your Say page.

Walking Group, Fridays@11am

Being active on a regular basis is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and walking is a great way to look after your heart health.

Sunshine Leisure Centre hosts a Heart Foundation walking group every Friday at 11am for 30-45 minutes. Walks depart from and return to Sunshine Leisure Centre.

There's no charge and no need to book! Just come along and “move more, sit less”.

Contact: 9249 4615 or email