• Brimbank Libraries – Trade Your Fines for Food
• National Reconciliation Week 2016 - Our History, Our Story, Our Future
• Brimbank Votes
• Sunvale Community Park – Last Days to Have Your Say!
• Brimbank Community Grants 2016/17
If you have overdue library items or unpaid library fines now is your chance to clear the slate with Brimbank libraries’ temporary amnesty and Food For Fines program.
Until Sunday 29 May 2016 overdue library items can be returned to Brimbank Libraries without incurring a fine.
The Amnesty of Library Fines means items returned in good condition through the library chutes or self-return stations during the amnesty will automatically have fines cleared off those items.
Brimbank libraries will also accept donations of non-perishable food in exchange for clearing existing library fines as part of the Food For Fines program.
All non-perishable food collected will be sent to Uniting Care Lentara where it will be redistributed to Brimbank families in need.
Donated food must be for human consumption and handed to a staff member at any Brimbank library along with your library card.
The Food For Fines program works as follows:
Update your library membership before Sunday 29 May and go into the draw for a $50 voucher.
For more information please visit Brimbank Libraries or phone your library.
Please note the Amnesty on Library Fines and the Food for Fines programs do not apply to the return of damaged or incomplete items.
If you have lost library items or wish to return damaged library items please speak to library staff.
You’re invited to take part in our community’s reconciliation journey. Join us for a selection of upcoming events.
Sorry Walk along the Kororoit Creek Thursday 26 May 9.30–11.30am
Meet at the Albion Community House Eco- Living Centre, Selwyn Park, Selwyn Street, Albion at 9.30am, (morning tea provided.)
Faith, Hope and Reconciliation Forum - Monday 30 May, 10.30am–1.30pm
Hosted by the Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network at Salvation Army Hall, 42 Devonshire Road, Sunshine.
Language Revival in Aboriginal Victoria workshops - Tuesday 31 May, 12:30–2pm and 6–7:30pm
Facilitated by Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages .
Bookings essential: email@example.com
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.
Interested in Standing for Council?
If you’re interested in becoming a Councillor you need to be:
Key responsibilities of the Council are in the areas of:
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.
There's only a few days left to have your say on the Draft Sunvale Community Park Master Plan, now on public exhibition. Submit any feedback in writing by 19 May 2016.
The draft Master Plan proposes dedicated play spaces for kids of varying ages, including water play for younger kids and multi-purpose skate areas for teens.
It also proposes to keep the existing trees, plant large new shade trees, including Morton Bay Figs, and to plant an edible garden for use by all the community.
Written submissions should be addressed to the Urban Design Department and close on Thursday 19 May 2016. Comments can be lodged:
By email: Sunvale@brimbank.vic.gov.au
By post:Brimbank City Council
PO Box 70
For further information contact Council’s Landscape Architect on 9249 4414 or Sunvale@brimbank.vic.gov.au.
The Brimbank Community Grants Program will open on Monday 23 May. The program provides one-off financial assistance to not-for-profit organisations to deliver services/activities that support and improve the community’s health and wellbeing, life-long learning and build capacity through partnerships and networks.
Brimbank Community Grants categories include:
Applications that focus on these categories will be highly considered. Grant applications close at midnight on Sunday 17 July. Council will provide feedback to all applicants in September.
Council will run information and grant writing sessions throughout June. Bookings close three days before each session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9249 4307.
Interpreters are available on request. For more information visit our Community Grants page.