Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 22 September 2015


• Message From Your Council - Brimbank Animal Expo

• Brimbank Seniors Festival

• What's Happening at our Libraries? Spring Planting; Make a book; Minecraft Comp; Monster Plants

• Public Holiday, Friday 2 October - Grand Final Holiday

• B-active at Pollard

Message From Your Council - Brimbank Animal Expo 

If you love animals, don’t miss the 2015 Brimbank Animal Expo on Saturday 10 October at Westvale Community Centre in St Albans from 10am-2pm.

The Animal Expo is popular with pet owners and animal lovers because offers many affordable ways to be a responsible pet owner and is a great place to get handy tips on caring for your pets, all at no charge.

The expo is a fun, family-friendly event featuring stalls and demonstrations from animal organisations and local vets. There's a packed program of informative talks and interactive demonstrations for responsible pet ownership.

Reduced Cost Microchipping and Free Rego!
Veterinarians will be on hand to answer questions about pet health and provide microchipping at discounted rates ($25), while Council will register de-sexed and microchipped pets at no charge.

Responsible pet ownership requires all domestic cats and dogs to be de-sexed and registered with Council. Registration and microchipping makes it easier for a lost animal to be returned to their owner.


More Fun
Other expo highlights will include demonstrations by Disc Dogs and Howling Huskies from Yappy Hour TV , and much more.

A jumping castle and lots of pet themed activities at no charge will complete a great program for the whole family including its four-legged members. However, all dogs must be on leads and cats in carriers.

The 2015 Brimbank Animal Expo is presented by Brimbank City Council and proudly supported by Major Sponsor

Brimbank Vet Clinic and Support Sponsors, Love ‘Em; Bunnings; Pet, Horse and Farm; Ray White; and Secureakat.



Brimbank Seniors Festival - Events

Staying Active in the Garden Tuesday 6 October, 1:30–4:30pm
Get active while staying safe, and enjoy water wise gardening, followed by afternoon tea.

Westvale Community Centre
45 Kings Road, St Albans
9249 4665 for bookings

Nurture at Cairnlea Community Hub Wednesday 7 October, 2–3.30pm
Enjoy a relaxing neck and shoulder massage, mini meditation and afternoon tea. Bookings essential.

Cairnlea Community Hub
59 Carmody Drive, Cairnlea
9249 4800

Seniors Open Day Friday 9 October, 11am–3.30pm
U3A Brimbank and Westvale Community Centre will host a seniors open day featuring exercises, dancing, meditation, cooking demonstrations, trivia quiz, door prizes and a raffle. Morning tea and light lunch included. Bookings essential.

Westvale Commuity Centre
45 Kings Road, St Albans
9249 4665

Seniors at the Leisure Centres Monday 5–Friday 9 October, 9am–3pm
During the Brimbank Seniors Festival there will be no charge for seniors to access swimming, steam or spa at the St Albans or Sunshine Leisure Centres from 9am–3pm.

Seniors must present a Seniors Card.

Contact: Sunshine Leisure Centre (9249 4615) or St Albans Leisure Centre, (9249 4635).


What's Happening at our Libraries?

Brimbank’s libraries have just the thing to amuse school kids these holidays with fantastic activities planned, all at no charge.

Children between 5 and 12 can come along to a Brimbank Library for:

  • Spring Planting Fun – decorate a pot and plant a seedling to take home!
  • Make a book with WePublish – using iPads children can create and print their own book.
  • Minecraft Garden Competition – children can create their own Minecraft garden. Prizes awarded. Use a library tablet orbring your own device.
  • Monster Plants – decorate tin cans as monsters and plant succulents in them!

Places are limited and bookings essential. For details and bookings visit Brimbank Libraries.

Public Holiday, Friday 2 October - Grand Final Holiday

The Victorian Government has granted an public holiday for Friday 2 October 2015.

Brimbank City Council offices, customer service centres and community centres will be closed on this day.

  • Brimbank’s Waste Services will operate business as usual.
  • Personal care services will be provided in a limited capacity.
  • Brimbank Leisure Services in Sunshine and St Albans will open for reduced hours, from 9am–3pm.

For more information please phone Brimbank City Council on 9249 4000.


B-active at Pollard

B-active@Pollard is a range of outdoor activities based at RT Pollard Gardens in Hampshire Road, Sunshine, available at no charge.

The project will be launched Wednesday 30 September, 1–3pm. Come along and enjoy a fun afternoon with group Hip Hop classes, music, tennis and an art workshop available at the launch.

This VicHealth funded project aims to involve the community in a range of activities that promote active and happy lifestyles.

The initiative is run by Brimbank City Council in partnership with Victoria Police and Cohealth. For more information and details on October activities visit B-active@Pollard.