Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 13 October 2015


• Brimbank Votes

• Brimbank Ride2Work Day

• Brimbank Australia Day Awards

• Carols at the Castle 2015

• Be an Educator with the Brimbank Family Day Care Scheme

• Westside Talent Quest - Rize Up!

• Movement Makers


Brimbank Votes

The municipal council elections will take place next year on Saturday 22 October 2016.

It’s your Council and it will be your responsibility to elect Councillors for the first elected Brimbank Council after what will be a seven-year period of administration.

The election will be conducted by postal vote.

If you live in Brimbank or have a property in Brimbank you can vote. To vote, you must be enrolled with the Victorian Electoral Commission. Visit the Victorian Electoral Commision to confirm your enrolment.

Stand for Council?
If you want to stand for Council, information is available at Brimbank Votes


Brimbank Ride2Work Day, Wednesday 14 October, 7.30-9am

Join us for free community brekkie including sausage sizzle and delicious healthy options. No charge activities on the day include bike tune ups courtesy of Ray’s Bicycles and massages courtesy of Total Wellbeing Massage and Naturopathy.

Official Opening of the Sunshine Trail
The $4.8 million, 4.8km Sunshine Trail shared user path (funded by the Regional Rail Link Authority) stretches from the Western Ring Road to Stony Creek in Brimbank, and continues to Tottenham Station.

The trail is a great for Brimbank cyclists and other path users to gain direct access to the Greater Melbourne bicycle network and ultimately, Melbourne’s CBD.

The Sunshine Trail consists of 4.2kms of off-road trail and about 600m of onroad bicycle route. Other improvements included

  • planting of more than 900 trees and 90,000 other plants;
  • path lighting; and
  • construction of a 30 space car park on Forrest Street for commuters using Ardeer Station.

The  trail allows cyclists to connect with the M80 Ring Road Path; Kororoit Creek Shared Trail; Derrimut Trail; and Rupert Street Shared User Path. The Kororoit Creek Trail also connects to the Federation Trail.

Where: Tom O’Brien Reserve,
Matthews Street, Sunshine


Brimbank Australia Day Awards 

Each year, Council celebrates Australia Day by honouring local people and organisations that make a difference to our community.

Do you know an inspiring individual or a community group who deserve to be awarded for their outstanding contribution to Brimbank? If so, why not nominate them for a 2016 Brimbank Australia Day Award?

Previous award winners were nominated for a wide variety of reasons; some for a lifetime of community service, others for their contribution to a particular group of residents or a special project. These awards celebrate our community heroes both great and modest.

The 2016 award categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Environmental Achievement
  • Cultural Achievement
  • Essential Services Excellence
  • Educator of the Year

If you know an individual or organisation that makes Brimbank a better place to live, then nominate them for one of this year’s awards by completing a simple form available online. For more information visit our Australia Day on Brimbank Buzz page.

Winners will be recognised at a celebratory event in January 2016. Nominations close on 27 November 2015.


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

Now in its third year, Carols at the Castle is an outdoor, family-friendly event set in the beautiful gardens of Overnewton Castle.

This year's impressive line-up of festive music features traditional carols, local performers and guest artists who will bring the magic of the season to youbank.

Tickets are available and selling fast! Get your tickets now!

Overnewton Castle
51 Overnewton Road


Be an Educator with the Brimbank Family Day Care Scheme

Are you looking for a career in early childhood or with school age children? Do you want to work from your home and earn an income?

If you have a Certificate lll in Education and Care Services (Children’s Services) or similar, or you are currently completing the course, consider applying to be an Educator with the Brimbank Family Day Care Scheme.

The Brimbank Family Day Care Scheme is currently recruiting suitable Educators to provide:

  • education and care for preschool children (minimum three to five days a week)
  • play and leisure experiences for school age children (school holidays only).

You are invited to attend an information session about Brimbank Family Day Care including the Educator roles and the scheme’s recruitment processes.

Applications will be provided on the night.

When: Wednesday 28 October, 7–9pm

Where: Brimbank City Council,
704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor

Bookings essential: phone Linda on 9249 4764 or Kathy on 9249 4809.


Westside Talent Quest - Saturday 17 October, 2-5.30pm

If you've got talent to burn, use it to win cash prizes at Rize Up in Brimbank!

We're looking for young people to register for the Westside Talent Quest, which is part of Rize Up in Brimbank at Pollard Gardens in Sunshine on Saturday 17 October.

The Westside Talent Contest give you the chance to show what you've got - dance or music of any style.

Cash Prizes
Three high-calibre judges will be entrusted with the difficult task of choosing the recipients of cash prizes for the best crew ($300), best male ($150) and best female ($150).


Movement Makers

Movement Makers Youth Arts Forum will be held on Friday 20 November, 9.30am-4.30pm as part of the Big West Festival at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.

The next generation of artists and arts workers will be able to share information at the forum.

Movement Makers is an initiative of Brimbank Youth Services and cohealth Arts Generator with Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Tickets are available at no charge for artists, students and concession card holders and covers lunch.

Costs apply to all other ticket sales. Ticket registrations are now live on Eventbrite.