Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 14 June 2016


• 2016 Hard Waste Collection

• Brimbank Business Breakfast

• Brimbank Votes

• Become a Youth Ambassador

• Brimbank Men’s Health Day 2016



2016 Hard Waste Collection

Brimbank City Council’s Annual Hard Waste collection will start on Monday 27 June and continue for six weeks, finishing on Friday 5 August.

The annual collection costs $1.3 million to undertake. Hard waste will be collected from different areas on different weeks.

You can find out which week your collection will take place in by referring to our map.

You'll also receive a brochure in your letterbox approximately two weeks before collection, advising of your collection week, and outlining specific collection details, such as what items can be placed out for collection and how to place items out for collection.

Please keep the streets as tidy as possible and do not put out any hard waste until advised.

You can place up to three cubic metres (approximately one small trailer load) of hard waste out on your nature strip for collection.

Material must be on the nature strip by 6am on the Monday of the collection week.

If material is placed out late, you'll need to make your own arrangements for disposal, as Council will not return to collect late piles of rubbish.

If you're concerned you have not received the information brochure, contact Customer Service on 9249 4000. A copy of the brochure and details of collection weeks are available on our website.

Here you can also find detailed information about the types of waste that can and cannot be collected.

Brimbank Business Breakfast

Local businesses are invited to book a ticket for the Brimbank Business Breakfast on Friday 17 June that will feature two well-known speakers covering topics of keen interest to local businesses.

One of Australia’s most sought after creative minds, Jason Clark from Minds at Work will share his insights into how best to create a culture of innovation and collaboration. As a leader in the field of leadership and innovation, Jason Clarke provides his expertise to some of Australia’s biggest companies and institutions, as well as several local government councils and business groups.

The breakfast will also feature the launch of the Sunshine Cluster Framework Plan Engagement Program, by Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA) Chief Executive Officer Peter Seamer.

The Brimbank Business Breakfast is also a great opportunity to network with other local business people.

When: Friday 17 June, 7–9am
Where: Sunshine Golf Club, 475 Mt Derrimut Road, Derrimut
Cost: $25

Register to attend this event at


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


Become a Youth Ambassador

Brimbank City Council is looking for young emerging leaders aged 15 to 25 to be part of an innovative program to ensure young people’s voices are heard on decisions affecting them in Brimbank.

The Youth Ambassador program aims to give young people a voice in local decisionmaking and support emerging leaders.

Youth Ambassadors will be instrumental in collecting the views and opinions of young people to influence decision-making and enable social change.

With training in leadership and public speaking led by Foundation for Young Australians and Brimbank Youth Services, Youth Ambassadors will learn:

  • The secrets of successful public speaking
  • Group facilitation
  • Skills to express a point of view
  • How to inspire and motivate individuals and groups

Participants will also gain skills in communication, problem-solving, using creative digital media, job-readiness, and developing and organising community events.

A 12 month commitment with monthly meetings is required. There are 15 places available in the program.

Register interest online at or contact Team Leader Youth and Community Development on 9249 4130.

Applications close Monday 30 June.

Brimbank Men’s Health Day 2016 - Thursday 16 June, 10am-2pm

Brimbank Men’s Health Day creates opportunities to connect, share stories and establish connections to healthcare services.

The day’s program will include guest speaker David Parkin OAM, a former Aussie Rules footballer and premiership coach.

There will also be a range of information talks and stalls, men’s shed activities, DIY activities, quick and easy cooking demonstrations and an opportunity to undertake health and hearing checks and a health screen for type 2 diabetes.

Where: Westvale Community Centre, 45 Kings Road, St Albans

Contact: 9249 4665 or