Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 1 December 2015


• Message From Your Council: Hampshire Rd Masterplan Stage One Complete

• Carols at the Castle - Line-up

• Sunvale Community Park – Listening Post

• No Charge Water Safety Lessons

• Brimbank Votes


Hampshire Road Masterplan Stage One Complete

We're celebrating an important milestone in the transformation of the Sunshine Town Centre with the completion of stage one of the Hampshire Road Master Plan.

The $1.18 million upgrade between Devonshire Road and Dickson Street included

  • footpaths;
  • street lighting;
  • a raised pedestrian crossing; and
  • a sculptural seating wall.

The works were supported by $200,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Infrastructure Fund.

Council would like to thank traders and shoppers for their patience while construction took place. Council is thrilled to see the completion of the first stage of works in what is certainly a very exciting time for Sunshine.

The finalisation of stage one of the Hampshire Road Master Plan is an important step towards realising the full vision for the evolution of Sunshine’s main street.

It is also a great example of different levels of government working together to deliver exceptional outcomes for the community.

Masterplan Vision
Council adopted the Hampshire Road Masterplan in October 2014, outlining a vision for the evolution of Sunshine’s main street, stretching from Sunshine Railway Station to Victoria University, including the new community and civic centre.

The master plan is guiding Council in the redevelopment of Hampshire Road into a unique and vibrant destination, where walking, cycling and public transport will be encouraged as main modes of transport.

Stage Two
Stage two of the Hampshire Road Master Plan implementation will commence in 2016 and will focus on the area outside the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre development of which is expected to be completed by mid-2016.


Carols at the Castle 2015, Sunday 20 December, 7–9pm 

Carols at the Castle is a much-anticipated outdoor, family-friendly event set in the beautiful gardens of Overnewton Castle.

This year's impressive line-up of performers are

  • Jamie Robertson (MC) - Television actor, comedian and Sunshine local
  • John James O’Hara - musical theatre star
  • The Candy Topps - three delightful ladies of song with harmonies that wow
  • The Mudcakes - hugely popular kids’ duo
  • Glee Club Sing-a-long Choir - fabulous choir of singers from across Melbourne
  • Tim Paige - resident swing-man, and cabaret performer
  • Sheridan Adams - stunning local rising star
  • Paige Elliot Phoenix - musician, past X Factor contestant, and Sunshine local
  • Tyson Legg and the Carols House Band
  • Santa!

Tickets are available and selling fast! Get your tickets now! All proceeds go to the Brimbank Community Fund.

Hot food, alcohol and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Overnewton Castle
51 Overnewton Road


Sunvale Community Park – Listening Post

Are you interested in the future of Sunvale Community Park? Come to our Listening Post to discuss the future plans for the Sunvale site.

Feedback received through a Sunvale Listening Post held last December has informed the development of a Preliminary Masterplan for the site.

You can review the Sunvale Community Park, Preliminary Masterplan on Thursday 10 December, from 3.30–8pm.

The Listening Post will include a barbecue and children’s entertainment and will be held off Neil Street, Sunshine.

Council is interested in the views of everyone, including parents, children, grandparents, traders and workers alike.

If you can’t attend, Council would still like to hear your ideas.

Please send your comments to

Council’s Landscape Architect
Brimbank City Council
PO Box 70, Sunshine,
Victoria 3020

or email by 31 January 2016.


No Charge Water Safety Lessons

During Water Safety Week, Sunday 29 November–Sunday 6 December, St Albans Leisure Centre will offer no charge 45-minute water safety sessions designed for families with children under the age of four. Adults and children will be required to get in the pool.

Bookings: St Albans Leisure Centre, 9249 4635

During Water Safety Week, there will be water safety displays and information available.


Brimbank Votes

There less than a year to go until the Brimbank City Council elections will be held on Saturday 22 October 2016.

It will be your responsibility to elect Councillors for the first elected Brimbank Council after a seven-year period 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 individuals interested in becoming a Councillor.

Sessions will be presented again in March 2016. The sessions will be delivered in two parts (four hours each).

  • Part A – Should I be a candidate?
  • Part B – How do I become a candidate?

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