Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 2 February 2016


• Discover Learning in Brimbank - Now Online

• Brimbank Cup 2016

• Brimbank Sustainable Living Expo

• Brimbank Votes

• Be Active and Get Ready for February Fun at Pollard Gardens

Cycling and Walking Strategy - Have Your Say 


Discover Learning in Brimbank - Now Online

Finding the right course or activity just got a whole lot easier! Our quarterly Discover Learning in Brimbank guide now has its own website.

The new online format lets you easily discover low cost and no charge classes, courses and programs offered in Brimbank.

Discover 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.

There's more than 300 listings! With activities for children, youth, adults and seniors - you're sure to find something to inspire you.

You can browse by venue or category to find out what's happening near you. Courses and activities are held in Community Centres, Libraries, Recreation and Leisure centres throughout Brimbank:

  • Hunt Club Community Arts Centre in Deer Park
  • Cairnlea Community Hub;
  • DelaheyCommunity Centre;
  • Derrimut Community Centre
  • Good Shepherd House, St Albans;
  • Sydenham Neighbourhood House, Taylors Lakes;
  • West Sunshine Community Centre;
  • Westvale Community Centre, St Albans
  • Brimbank Libraries in Keilor, St Albans, Sunshine and Taylors Lakes
  • Keilor Basketball Netball Stadium; and
  • St Albans and Sunshine Leisure Centres.

This new website will complement the Discover Learning in Brimbank printed guides which are still available at our Libraries, Customer Service Centres and Leisure Centres.

Brimbank Cup 2016 - Support Your Local Club or Community Team  

  • Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February, 9am-5pm.

The 2016 Brimbank Cup is a fantastic opportunity to watch some great soccer, have a fun time out, and most of all - support your local club or community team!

More than 30 teams representing local soccer clubs and community groups will compete. Event highlights will include:

  • an exhibition match between Victoria Police and Youth Junction Inc.
  • soccer activities for young people
  • family and kids’ activities.

Keilor Wolves Soccer Club
Green Gully Reserve
Keilor Downs


Brimbank Sustainable Living Expo - Saturday 20 February, 10am-3pm.

There’s so much to do and learn at the Brimbank Sustainable Living Expo this February – gardening, to backyard bee keeping, swapping clothes and much more.

Garden expert Jane Edmanson from ABC Gardening Australia and 3AW will share composting tips and tricks for healthy soil.

There'll also be competitions, children’s activities and much more.

Westvale Community Centre
45 Kings Road
St Albans
9249 4665.

This is a no charge event. Food and other items will be on sale during the event.

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 Commision 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.

Information Sessions For Interested Candidates
The Victorian Local Governance Association will conduct candidate information sessions on behalf of Brimbank City Council for people interested in becoming a Councillor.

Sessions will be presented in March 2016. Check our Brimbank Votes page for dates. The sessions will be delivered in two parts 'Should I be a candidate?' and 'How do I become a candidate?'

For more information about the elections and standing for Council, visit Brimbank Votes

Be Active and Get Ready for February Fun at Pollard Gardens

Join in the fun by getting active, making friends and enjoying family time at RT Pollard Gardens, Sunshine as part of the B-active@Pollard project, which is supported by VicHealth.

Learn music skills from exciting young artists at the forefront of hip-hop's next generation on Saturday 13 February, 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Arts Centre Melbourne's flagship Active Arts workshop with Dig Deep & MASSIVE FAM come together to deliver Fresh Take, a series of workshops in performance, song-writing and rap.

Another Active Arts workshop with Nicky Bomba will take place on Saturday 27 February, 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Bring your voice, instruments, and percussion, and help us celebrate music's influence in our everyday lives. Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne.

Popular films Jumanji and Close Encounters of the Third Kind will feature as part of Light Up Sunshine's Movies in the Park on Saturday 13 February and Saturday 27 February, respectively.

Tai Chi, Cardio Tennis, Storytime, Street Soccer, Yoga and Powerfit are on weekly throughout February. Dates and further information is available at Be Active at Pollard.

All activities are offered at no charge. Alcohol-free events

Cycling and Walking Strategy - Have Your Say

Council is seeking your feedback via an online survey for our updated Cycling and Walking Strategy. Feedback will be analysed and incorporated into the revised strategy.

  • Take our survey to have your say regarding the future of cycling and walking in Brimbank.

Council is reviewing the Brimbank Cycling and Walking Strategy in response to a number of changes that have occurred since the strategy was adopted in 2008.