Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 17 April 2018


• Hot Shots Tennis Court 

• Premier’s Active April!

• Neighbourhood House Week

• Have Your Say

• Announcements - ANZAC Day Ceremony; Hampshire Road Upgrade; Next Council Meeting

Hot Shots Tennis Court

Victoria’s first ever public Hot Shots Court designed to help kids and families learn and enjoy the game of tennis is now open in Brimbank.

The court at The Lakes Reserve, on Chichester Drive, Taylors Lakes, is unfenced for full public access and has a permanent net in place.

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is designed to get more children active in the sport and is played on smaller courts with smaller racquets and nets, and low compression balls. The reduced size makes it easy for children to participate and learn the sport from an early age.

We’re committed to helping our community get active and we know Brimbank loves tennis, so we jumped at the opportunity to work with Tennis Victoria to bring this public Hot Shots Court to our community.

The court is the result of a partnership between Tennis Victoria and Brimbank Council.

This follows Council’s ongoing support of the sport which has resulted in winning Tennis Victoria’s ‘Supporting Tennis – Local Government Recognition Award’ back to back in the past two years.

The construction of the Hot Shots Court is part of the stage three upgrade of The Lakes Reserve.


Premier’s Active April! 

Get 10 free visits to Sunshine and St Albans leisure centres as part of Premier’s Active April.

The 10 visits can be used across either centre (but 10 visits in total) to access: Swimming, Group Fitness, and Gym!

Once you’re registered you’ll be able to print out an ‘Active April’ card - or view it on your phone. Bring it into the leisure centre and our customer service staff will take care of the rest.


Neighbourhood House Week 

Neighbourhood House Week 2018 runs from 30 April to 6 May and is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the role of community, neighbourhood, resource and learning centres in the community. This year’s theme is BELONGING.

Neighbourhood Houses are locally based organisations that provide social health and wellbeing, learning, social engagement and other community development opportunities for all members of the community.

A range of activities at no charge are available at Brimbank Neighbourhood Houses throughout Neighbourhood House Week.

More information on various events on our website or call 9249 4000.


Have Your Say

Cleaning Up Brimbank: Waste, Recycling and Litter Strategy 2018-2028

You’re invited to tell us your thoughts on the draft Waste, Recycling and Litter Strategy 2018-2028. Consultation is open until 5pm on Tuesday 17 April.

Plan Brimbank

Play a fun interactive game - Plan Brimbank - to tell us your priorities for land use and development in Brimbank.

Your answers will help the  Brimbank Planning Scheme review, which guides land use planning and development.

The game is available in English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Greek, Maltese, Mandarin or Arabic. It's live until Monday 14 May.

Victorian Federal Electorate Redistribution

The Australia Electorate Commission is proposing to redistribute federal electorates. Objections must be received by Tuesday 8 May.

For more information on the proposed redistribution including the process for objecting please visit Proposed report and objections to the proposed redistribution – Victorian federal redistribution.

Meet Your Councillors

Come and meet your local Brimbank Councillors. Drop in to say hello. You can stay for a few minutes or longer. You do not need to book. The next meet and greet is



ANZAC Day Ceremony - Wednesday 25 April, 10.30am

Honour our fighting forces at Keilor’s Anzac Day Ceremony at the Keilor Cenotaph, Keilor Community Hub, 704B Old Keilor Highway, Keilor

Hampshire Road Upgrade

We’re transforming the ‘heart’ of Sunshine into an attractive, well-planned space that's easy to negotiate. Work is currently underway along Hampshire Road between the Man lifting cow statue at the corner of Bennett Place and Service Street.

To complete work on new raised pedestrian crossings, this section of Hampshire Road will be temporarily closed, from Wednesday 4 April until Tuesday 24 April.

Please obey traffic signs and follow the detours in place. Pedestrian access through Hampshire Road remains open to allow easy access to local businesses, however a section of footpath has been fenced off for safety.

For more details visit Hampshire Rd Upgrade or call 9249 4000.

Next Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 17 April, 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.

Online Services - Report It

We've more and more online services. We've now got Report It, which makes lodging an issue the easiest it's ever been.

Whether it’s household rubbish, roads, pests, parking, or dumped rubbish you’ll get what you want done easier and faster with Report It.