Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 13 March 2018
• Cultural Diversity Week
• Sons of the West Health Program
• Infuse Artists’ Network Event – Artist Talk
• Detox Your Home
• Have Your Say
• Announcements - Hampshire Road Upgrade; Next Council Meeting
Cultural Diversity Week
Cultural Diversity Week in Brimbank will be held on Saturday 17 - Sunday 25 March to celebrate the vibrant sounds, sights, movements and tastes that contribute to Victoria’s rich and evolving diversity.
Celebrate Cultural Diversity Week with a range of events in our libraries, neighbourhood houses and community centres. Some of the events include a Cultural Family Tree, Bilingual Storytime, Inter Cultural Sports and Dance, Harmony Lantern Making and much more.
Another event not to be missed is a We Are Brimbank Pop Up Cafe on Friday 23 – Sunday 25 March on Alfrieda Street, St Albans. Come along and enjoy a taste of Brimbank with local entertainment and food on offer. More information below.
We are one of the most culturally diverse municipalities in Australia and this is a great opportunity to celebrate our diverse and proud community spirit.
Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration, featuring a week-long program of festivals and events in metropolitan and regional areas.
Cultural Diversity Week is held annually in March to coincide with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day on 21 March.
The event is presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, with support from the Victorian Government.
For more information about Cultural Diversity Week events visit brimbank.vic.gov.au or call 9249 4000.
Sessions will be held at STACC and will include guest speakers and fitness sessions.
Sons of the West Health Program
A free 10-week health program for men aged 18 and over living, working or recreating in Brimbank. The program aims to improve mental and physical health through a series of workshops, presentations, events and experiences.
- When: Every Wednesday 14 March – 16 May, 7-9pm
- Where: STACC (St Albans Community Centre), (Errington Reserve), Princess Street, St Albans
- Cost: No charge
The premiership season officially kicks off on Wednesday
14 March and will continue weekly until Wednesday 16 May 2018. To pre-register visit sonsofthewest.org.au/get-involved or call 9249 4000.
Infuse Artists’ Network Event – Artist Talk
Come along to an inspirational talk by artist Graeme Drendel. Drendel will discuss his experiences as an artist as well as his current exhibition ‘Isolation and Inclusion’.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a life drawing workshop at no charge, on Saturday 7 April.
More information about this workshop will be provided at this artist talk event.
- When: Thursday 15 March, 6.30pm
- Where: Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
- Cost: No charge
To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9249 4600.
Detox Your Home
The Detox your home program, in partnership with Sustainability Victoria, enables the safe disposal of potentially dangerous items like pesticides, aerosols, detergents, fertilisers and weed killers.
- When: Saturday 17 March, 9am-1pm
- Where: Brimbank Resource Recovery Centre, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park.
- Cost: No charge
To register visit sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome
Have Your Say
Public Art Policy and Plan
We are calling for public contributions from anyone who would like to shape the future of public art in Brimbank.
Submissions close Monday 19 March. After this consultation period, we will prepare a draft Public Art Policy and Plan for community feedback.
To have your say, visit our Have Your Say page.
You can also come along to a community workshop.
- Wednesday 21 March 2018, 5.30-7.30pm
STACC (St Albans Community Centre) Princess Street, St Albans
Bookings are essential. To RSVP, email email@example.com or phone 9249 4600.
Volunteering in Brimbank
You’re invited to tell us your thoughts on the draft Brimbank Volunteer Strategy 2018-2022. Consultation is open until Friday 23 March.
To have your say, visit our Have Your Say page or call 9249 4000. Hard copies will also be available to view at Council’s customer service centres, libraries and neighbourhood houses.
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 have begun. 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 March, 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.