Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 20 March 2018


• Welcome. We are Brimbank

• Cultural Diversity Week Activities

• Energy Efficiency Workshop and Earth Hour

• Scrumptious St Albans

• Have Your Say

• Announcements - Hampshire Road Upgrade; Next Council Meeting


Welcome. We are Brimbank 

Proud of Brimbank? Now we’re telling the world how wonderful our city is. A new council led campaign called ‘Welcome. We are Brimbank’ has kicked off, to strengthen community pride in the City and highlight Brimbank as a welcoming community.

The campaign has been developed to showcase all the amazing aspects of Brimbank’s diverse communities to the wider Western Region and Melbourne.

This week, join us at the Welcome Pop Up Café, for a taste of Brimbank – local entertainment and food on offer.

Throughout 2018, we’ll be working to help spread the word about local people, their businesses, their community work, and the new and emerging opportunities in the area for growth and investment.

We want to show people just how much Brimbank has to offer - whether it’s being able to access a wide range of different cuisines, learning to enjoy new and different forms of entertainment or educating our younger generations.

Over the last five years there has been significant investment in our city to help improve infrastructure and facilities such as major road and rail projects and the women's and children's hospital being constructed.

We are committed to supporting Brimbank’s growth and development and we’re keen to share with others all the opportunities available.

Whether it’s buying property, investing in business or just spending time with us, we are open and everyone’s welcome.

Catch the Welcome. We Are Brimbank video when you visit the movies at Hoyts or Village Cinemas.



Cultural Diversity Week Activities 

Visit your local library or community centre and participate in fun family friendly activities to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week, including lantern making, photography exhibitions and bilingual storytelling.

An event not to be missed is a Welcome Pop Up Café. Come along and enjoy local entertainment and food.

  • When: Saturday 17 - Sunday 25 March (Pop Up Cafe 23-25 March - more detail below)
  • Where: Pop Up Park on Alfrieda Street, St Albans
  • Cost: No charge



Energy Efficiency Workshop and Earth Hour

Switch off for Earth Hour on Saturday 24 March from 8.30-9.30pm. Every year millions of people in over 180 countries take part in this amazing global conservation movement.

You can also support this initiative by attending our Energy Efficiency in Your Home workshop, where you can find out how to reduce your energy use at home using the Brimbank Libraries Energy Saver Kit.

  • When: Tuesday 20 March, 2-2.30pm
  • Where: Sunshine Library, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
  • Cost: No charge



Scrumptious St Albans

Discover the scrumptious tasting plate that is St Albans as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Join a guided market tour in St Albans, and learn secret cooking tips, watch cooking demonstrations and sample delights along the way.

  • When: Friday 23 March, 10.30am
  • Where: St Albans Market, Hanna Coffee – adjacent to Princess Street, St Albans
  • Cost: $16

For more information and bookings visit Melbourne Food and Wine or call 9249 4355.



Have Your Say

Public Art Policy and Plan

We are calling for public contributions from anyone who would like to shape the future of public art in Brimbank.

Submissions close Monday 19 March. After this consultation period, we will prepare a draft Public Art Policy and Plan for community feedback.

To have your say, visit our Have Your Say page.

You can also come along to a community workshop.

  • Wednesday 21 March 2018, 5.30-7.30pm
    STACC (St Albans Community Centre) Princess Street, St Albans

Bookings are essential. To RSVP, email or phone 9249 4600.

Volunteering in Brimbank

You’re invited to tell us your thoughts on the draft Brimbank Volunteer Strategy 2018-2022. Consultation is open until Friday 23 March.

To have your say, visit our Have Your Say page or call 9249 4000. Hard copies will also be available to view at Council’s customer service centres, libraries and neighbourhood houses.




Hampshire Road Upgrade

Upgrade works to a section of Hampshire Road, Sunshine opposite the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre and the south side of Service Street to Dawson St have begun. The works are scheduled for completion mid-2018.

The improvements include additional seating, raised pedestrian crossings and improvements to lighting and pedestrian access.

Access to businesses will be as normal. There'll be some lane and overnight road closures. To ensure safety during construction, sections of footpath on the east side of Hampshire Road and along Service Street will be temporarily closed. There'll be signs to help you find your way around. For more details visit Hampshire Rd Upgrade or call 9249 4000.

Next Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 20 March, 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

Brimbank City Council is offering more and more online services. By registering an account you will create your own personal dashboard for easy pre-populated access to a range of services.

Whether it’s lodging a service request, paying your rates, paying your pet registration, or submitting a planning application you’ll get what you want done easier and faster on the Brimbank website. To register, please visit