• Have Your Say - Economic Development Strategy
• Discover Learning! Head Online to Find Classes Near You
• Brimbank Votes
• Rock up Netball –A different way to play!
• Pass IT On – Volunteers Needed
A strategy to cement Brimbank as the economic hub of Melbourne’s West is now open for you to comment.
The draft Economic Development Strategy 2016-2020 will play a vital role in positioning Brimbank for further growth and development.
This draft strategy recognises and builds on years of Council'ssustained economic development work, and is demonstrated by the range of public and private investment made in recent years.
Brimbank makes a significant economic contribution to the regional and state economy, and already operates as an important economic hub, with the largest number of businesses, the greatest output and the most jobs of its neighbouring municipalities.
The draft Economic Development Strategy provides the basis for us to identify a range of actions to make Brimbank a thriving economic hub in Melbourne’s West.
Over the next five years, Council will focus on achieving this vision. Council will increase opportunities for business activity and investment; facilitate participation in employment and education; build the competitiveness and resilience of the Brimbank economy; and support the ongoing economic wellbeing of the community.
A detailed Action Plan to implement the draft Strategy will be developed after consultation with the community.
Council seeks feedback from business associations, education and employment stakeholders, and regional economic development organisations.
The draft Strategy can be viewed at our Have Your Say page. Council invites written feedback about the draft Strategy by close of business 29 May.
Written submissions can be addressed to Manager City Strategy, Economic Development Unit and lodged:
For further information contact Council’s Economic Development Unit on 9249 4630 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to learn something new in Term 2? Check out Council’s quarterly Discover Learning in Brimbank publication online to discover low cost and no charge classes, courses and programs offered in Brimbank.
Discover everything from arts, crafts, computers and technology, cooking, family activities, health and fitness, music, and dance. The guide also includes language and tutoring sessions, social activities and games, and sustainable living workshops.
With more than 300 listings, you’re sure to find something to inspire you. You can browse by venue or category to find out what is happening in your community. Courses and activities are held in community centres, libraries, recreation and leisure centres throughout Brimbank.
Courses are offered around Brimbank, including at:
This website complements the Discover Learning in Brimbank printed guides which are available from libraries, customer service centres and leisure centres throughout Brimbank.
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.
Enjoy netball? Come along to Rock up netball at Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 31 May.
Join in, get social and enjoy the experience. Not sure what to do with the kids? No problem – crèche is available for $4.40 per child, (for bookings phone Kim on 0429 174 009).
Where: Keilor Basketball and Netball Centre, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park
Contact: Phone 9321 2222 or visit www.rockupnetball.com.au.
Are you great with digital media and willing to share your knowledge? If you’re aged up to 30 years and able to volunteer your time to teach older people, we’d love to hear from you.
Pass IT on is a free digital literacy program for older residents to learn how to use smartphones, tablets, the internet, Skype, Facebook, and social media.
Participants learn at their own pace, guided by volunteers, in a flexible, friendly environment. Sessions run at:
The sessions are ongoing until early June. To volunteer, please call Youth Now on 8311 5800.