Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 10 May 2016


• What’s your vision for Brimbank in 2030?

• Special viewing of ABC documentary ‘Ka-Ching!

• Brimbank Votes

• Sunvale Community Park – Have Your Say!

• Aquaponics Workshop



What’s your vision for Brimbank in 2030?

We're calling on you to share your vision for our municipality. Have your say by completing an online survey that will inform an update of the Brimbank Community Plan (2009-2030) .

Your responses will help shape a shared vision for Brimbank for 2030. The survey will be available online until Friday 1 July 2016.

Community Plan
The Brimbank Community Plan (2009- 2030) is updated every four years. It is important that this document reflects community priorities and Council encourages you to take part in consultations to share your hopes, needs and aspirations for Brimbank's future.

Other Ways to Have Your Say
We're also conducting listening posts and workshops. Dates will be promoted on Council’s website. There will also be direct consultation with groups active in the community.

Focus Areas
The 12 focus areas for consultation include:

  • Community safety
  • Transport
  • Sustainable environments
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Cultural diversity and inclusion
  • Urban development and housing
  • Sport and recreation
  • Parks and gardens
  • Education and learning
  • Jobs and employment
  • Business and economic development and
  • Arts and culture.

Feedback from the consultations will help inform the update of the Brimbank Community Plan (2009-2030) and the development of the new Brimbank Council Plan. Both plans will be reviewed by the new Council in 2017.

The plan identifies the community’s vision and priorities until 2030, and establishes a shared basis for joint planning, service delivery and advocacy.

Take the online survey now to have your say. For further information contact 9249 4000 or

Special viewing of ‘Ka-Ching!’
Wednesday 11 May, 10am –12noon 

You’re invited to a special viewing of ‘Ka-Ching!’ an ABC documentary that exposes the addictive design of poker machines and how they cause harm.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with guest speaker Carolyn Hirsh, who is a writer, and also a former psychologist and former poker machine addict.

Entry is at no charge and includes a Choc Top at no cost.

Village Cinema Sunshine,
80 Harvester Road,

Bookings essential: 9249 4190 or

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 Commission 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.

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

Community Planting Day
Kororoit Creek, Sunday 22 May, 10am – 12noon

Plant wildflowers, trees and small shrubs into patches of remnant escarpment vegetation along Kororoit Creek.

Please remember to bring along your own gardening gloves, water bottle, and wear a pair of sturdy shoes, long trousers, long sleeve top and hat.

Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a responsible adult. For the comfort of all, please leave your pets at home.

Meet at the playground opposite 66 Millbank Drive, Deer Park. Contact: 9249 4076 or

Aquaponics Workshop
Thursday 12 May, 1–3pm

Use the water from your fish pond to circulate through a grow bed and increase your veggie yield. Come along to find out how. Bookings essential: 9249 4076 or

Sydenham Neighbourhood House
1 Station Street,
Taylors Lakes