Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 13 February 2018
• Sustainable Living in Brimbank
• Get In2Sport
• Brimbank Female Football Festival
• Have Your Say
• Announcements - Hampshire Road Upgrade; Next Council Meeting
Sustainable Living in Brimbank
If you’re interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle, embrace the opportunity and come along to the ‘Sustainable Living in Brimbank’ event.
Now in its eighth year, the event addresses what it means to be sustainable on a personal level, what it's possible to achieve at home and what is important at a local community level around social, economic and environmental sustainability.
There are six key themes this year including Energy, Waste, Community, Water, Gardening and Environment.
There will be fun activities for children including recycled art and craft, making your own superhero and an opportunity to meet some unique Australian ‘Animals of Oz’ wildlife.
The event also involves a host of exhibits, demonstrations on waste, gardening, alternative energy sources and fresh produce and presentations encouraging sustainable living including:
Positive Charge Workshop - 10.30am-12.30pm
Discover how investing in household solar and renewable energy can reduce your energy bills.
Melbourne Water Presentation - 12.30-1pm
Learn more about the importance of healthy waterways and positive actions we can take to protect our local environment..
- When: Saturday 17 February, 10am-1pm
- Where: Westvale Community Centre, 45 Kings Road, St Albans
- Cost: No charge
Apply Now to Get In2Sport
Now is the time to apply for Brimbank’s sports membership subsidy program, In2Sport.
A priority application period for females and first time applicants opened on 22 January.
Applications for everyone else open on 19 February.
Under the program, children aged between six and 18 years are eligible to apply for up to $200 financial help (up to 75 per cent of the membership cost) to contribute to club fees. They must live in Brimbank and are a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card holder.
In2Sport is a Winner!
In2Sport has been extremely successful in helping kids across Brimbank join in local sports.
Since the program was first introduced in early 2013 we’ve provided more than 2000 subsidised sports club memberships to help more than 1300 kids get involved in local sports.
Of these subsidised memberships, almost 900 have been for kids who had never played sport before.
This round of the 2017/2018 program will consider applications for participation in winter and year round sports including soccer, AFL football, rugby union, tennis, netball, basketball, volleyball and badminton.
The subsidy for successful applicants is passed on directly to the sports clubs through Brimbank City Council.
To apply, simply fill out an application form and submit it to Council along with a copy of your family’s health care or pension card.
Application forms are available online at In2Sport or pick up a copy at a Brimbank leisure centre, library, customer service centre or your local sporting club.
For more information call 9249 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brimbank Female Football Festival
The festival will bring the world game of soccer to women across Brimbank and the western region. The main event is the women’s 7-a-side tournament.
The festival also offers a range of activities like the Soccer Mums program, Female only MiniRoos Coaching Course and Melbourne City FC girls clinic.
- When: Sunday 4 March 2018, 9am-6pm
- Where: Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park (Synthetic Soccer Pitches)
- Cost: $35 per team for women’s 7-a-side tournament.
All other activities at no charge. For more information and to register for activities visit Brimbank Female Football Festival (BFFF).
Have Your Say
Imagining Brimbank in 2040
The Brimbank Community Plan is being reviewed to ensure it reflects the aspirations of our community. The new community plan will be a shared long term vision for Brimbank in 2040.
Submissions close Sunday 25 February. For more information visit our Have Your Say page.
Heritage Strategy Review 2016-2019
Fill in a short survey to tell us what you think we can do to protect our Brimbank heritage assets. Submissions close Thursday 15 February. For more information visit our Have Your Say page.
Hampshire Road Upgrade
Upgrade works to a section of Hampshire Road, Sunshine opposite the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre and the south side of Service Street to Dawson St, will soon begin. The works are scheduled for completion mid-2018.
The improvements include additional seating, raised pedestrian crossings and improvements to lighting and pedestrian access.
Access to businesses will be as normal. There'll be some lane and overnight road closures. To ensure safety during construction, sections of footpath on the east side of Hampshire Road and along Service Street will be temporarily closed. There'll be signs to help you find your way around. For more details visit Hampshire Rd Upgrade or call 9249 4000.
Next Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 20 February, 7pm
Ordinary Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine. Meetings are open to the public. Meeting agenda and minutes can be found at Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
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 brimbank.vic.gov.au.