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Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 12 July 2016

Summary

• Customer Service Options During Keilor Office Redevelopment

• Get involved - Reconciliation Action Plan Consultative Committee

• Brimbank Votes

• Brimbank Multi-Deck Car Park

• Bring the Wildflowers Back! Planting Day at Koroit Creek

 

Customer Service Options During Keilor Office Redevelopment

From Monday 25 July 2016, the Keilor municipal office building will be temporarily closed for the development of an exciting new mixed-use facility for the community.

Don’t worry, you can still make enquiries and payments at:

  • Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
  • Watergardens Customer Service Centre, located within the Sydenham Library, Station Street, Watergardens Town Centre, Taylors Lakes.

The Post Office also accepts a range of Council payments as indicated on each invoice. For general enquiries, Council customer service staff will also be available to answer general enquiries and assist with online transactions at

  • Keilor Library
    Kennedy Street
    Keilor
  • Monday to Friday, 1-5pm.

No payments can be made at this location. You can also undertake a range of transactions and applications via our website.

The new mixed-use facility, including a new customer service centre and relocated Keilor Library, will open in Keilor in 2017.

For more information call 9249 4000 or visit www.brimbank.vic.gov.au.


Get involved - Reconciliation Action Plan Consultative Committee

Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander? Are you non-Aboriginal with a commitment to Reconciliation? Do you live, work or study in Brimbank?

We're inviting expressions of interest from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal people to join a Brimbank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation Action Plan Consultative Committee.

The aim of the Brimbank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation Action Plan Consultative Committee is to provide Council with advice on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, undertake the review of Council’s current Reconciliation Action Plan (2013–2017) and oversee the ongoing implementation of Council’s future Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Contact: Team Leader Diversity and Inclusion on 9249 4458 if you would like to discuss your application or need help with the form.

Expressions of interest close Friday 29 July and should be emailed to info@brimbank.vic.gov.au or posted to PO Box 70, Sunshine VIC 3020.


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


Brimbank Multi-Deck Car Park

Construction of the new Brimbank Multi-Deck Car Park between George and Dawson streets in Sunshine is currently progressing ahead of schedule, with an estimated completion date later this year.

The multi-deck car park offers 113 car park spaces for the general public – more than double the amount of public car parks previously available on this land.

At its 21 June Council meeting, Council resolved that car park rates for all users will be:

  • Free for the first two hours
  • $2 for two to four hours
  • $4 for four or more hours.

For more information, please visit www.brimbank.vic.gov.au


Bring the Wildflowers Back! Planting Day at Koroit Creek

Help bring the wildflowers back! Join us to plant Flax-lily and Smooth Rice Flower in the Kororoit Creek corridor. A barbecue will be provided free of charge for all participants.

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

Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a responsible adult. Please leave pets at home.

  • Saturday 16 July, 10am–12.30pm
     
  • Buckingham Reserve
    2A Buckingham Crescent
    Sunshine West

Contact: 9249 4717 or environment@brimbank.vic.gov.au