Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 19 July 2016
• Brimbank Community and Civic Centre to open next Monday (25 July)
• National Tree Day - Planting and Fun at Sydenham Park
• Brimbank Votes
• Exhibition – 27 per cent by John Puli and Friends
• Small Business Festival 2016
Brimbank Community and Civic Centre to open next Monday
After months of anticipation, the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre will open its doors next Monday 25 July.
The completion of this landmark building is a milestone for Sunshine, Brimbank and indeed, Melbourne’s West.
This is the community’s building and was therefore designed with community in mind.
Return to 301 Hampshire Rd
From next Monday, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine, will be the place to visit for all your Council needs and to enjoy the exceptional, new Sunshine Library.
New Sunshine Library
Stretching over two floors, the Sunshine Library will have something for everyone. The amazing reading room looking out onto Hampshire Road is sure to become a favourite amongst visitors, along with the dedicated children’s zone with storytime amphitheatre.
There will be areas for study, IT training rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout, a toy library, collections in English and 10 community languages, outdoor space and much more.
If you’re not a library member, now is the time to sign up. Library membership is open to everyone at no charge.
Visit Customer Service for all Council related enquiries and payments. There will also be self-serve options.
All planning, building and environmental health enquiries, which were previously directed to Keilor, will now be dealt with at the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre.
Community Meeting Spaces
There will also be a range of community meeting spaces for hire after hours at very affordable rates. All meeting spaces come equipped with a Smart TV and WiFi. Meeting rooms will be available for hire after hours from 1 August 2016. To enquire, call 9249 4537.
Official Opening Event
We have an official opening event planned for Sunday 14 August. Keep an eye open for more details to come. Don’t forget, Council’s phone, mailing and email address are still the same.
For more information visit www.brimbank.vic.gov.au.
National Tree Day - Planting and Fun at Sydenham Park
Help create a habitat where native animals can thrive as we celebrate National Tree Day at Sydenham Park, Keilor, on Sunday 31 July.
You're invited to help us plant 1,000 trees and shrubs, to create a multilayered habitat for our native wildlife.
You'll be able to meet some of the animals we're attracting to the area with “Animals on the Move”, who will bring a selection of native animals.
We'll provide you with a barbecue lunch at no charge, cooked by the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central.
You'll plant Drooping Sheoaks, flowering wattles and low growing berry-producing bushes. Planting is part of regional works aimed at restoring the Maribyrnong Valley to its former glory.
This will be the 15th year Council has participated in National Tree Day – with Brimbank volunteers planting 6,000 trees in the past five years.
- Sunday 31 July, 10am-3pm
- Sydenham Park, Keilor, next to the Keilor Golf Course, end of Kings Road, Keilor.
BYO: gardening gloves, water bottle and wear a pair of sturdy shoes, long trousers and long sleeve top.
Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a responsible adult. Please leave your pets at home.
For more information and to register visit treeday.planetark.org/site/10011031 or contact Brimbank City Council’s Conservation Community Liaison Officer, phone 9249 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- 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.
Exhibition – 27 per cent by John Puli and Friends
Until Saturday 13 August John is part of the 27 per cent of people in Australia who have a mental illness and/or disability.
In this exhibition he focuses on raising awareness about this segment of the population and how these people access galleries.
Where: Hunt Club Community Arts Centre,
775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park
Contact: 9249 4600 or email@example.com
Small Business Festival 2016
Want to grow your business? This August, Brimbank will provide an exciting program of events as part of the Victorian Small Business Festival. The Festival is a Victorian Government Initiative coordinated by Small Business Victoria in collaboration with local government, industry groups, businesses and private sector organisations.
Session 1: Marketing for Growth
Tuesday 9 August, 6-9.30pm ($30)
A dynamic marketing strategy is the key to achieving your business growth objectives. With the latest information and insights from a small business marketing expert and a suite of best practice templates and resources, this workshop is designed to suit business at all stages.
You will learn how to refine your existing marketing strategy and how to expand your business opportunities.
Session 2: Develop your online Strategy Workshop
Tuesday 16 August, 6-9.30pm ($30)
Most small business owners know that they need a professional online presence if they want to be taken seriously, but this important job is often left undone.
Led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience, this workshop will simplify the digital world and help you develop a framework to strategically grow your business online. Learn about content development, social media, search engine optimisation, analytics and much more.
Session 3: Building your Business - Advantage Workshop
Wednesday 24 August, 6-9.30pm ($30)
Discover how your business systems can improve your customers’ experience, increase your staff’s morale and boost your bottom line. Good systems and processes lead to highquality, consistent experiences for customers, that boost confidence and trust in a business brand.
Staff are more productive and engaged when their responsibilities are clear and efficiencies gained have a direct impact on the bottom line. Learn how to streamline business systems, processes and procedures to get the most out of your time, money and people.
All sessions will be held at the Brimbank Civic and Community Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.
To register go to http://bit.ly/businessfestival2016 or contact 9249 4413.