Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 23 February 2016


• Message From Your Council - Clean Up Australia Day

• Calling Youth with Passion for Events

• Brimbank Votes

• Fun with Robots

• Community Satisfaction Survey

• Detox Your Home


Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 6 March

Come on Australia - Let's Go! Take up the challenge this Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 6 March, and help clean up your neighbourhood.

There are two ways that individuals can take part. Find a site near you and register to join the clean up by visiting

Or, if you know of another site that needs love and attention, you can register your own clean-up site online before Sunday 28 February.

Over a dozen Brimbank sites have already been registered.

If you register your own site, we can help with site planning and rubbish removal. Contact Council’s Environment Department on 9249 4717 for more information.

You can also download the free Clean Up Australia Day app available through iTunes.

There are plenty of opportunities for local businesses and schools to get involved through Business Clean Up Day, on Tuesday 1 March, and Schools Clean Up Day, on Friday 4 March.

Hungry Afterwards? No charge BBQ at Selwyn Park
A clean up brings on an appetitite! So you're invited to a BBQ, at no charge, at the clean-up site in Selwyn Park, next to 1 Selwyn Street, Albion, near the playground, on Sunday 6 March, from 12 noon.

If you can’t commit to Clean Up Australia Day, but would like to be part of the litter solution "Beautiful Brimbank" run regular clean-ups throughout the year. To learn more about Beautiful Brimbank visit the Friends of Kororoit Creek website

Calling Youth with Passion for Events

Do you want to run music and cultural events in your local area? Brimbank Youth Services is looking for passionate young people to join the Brimbank Youth Events Committee.

The committee is responsible for planning and managing youth-led events across Brimbank. Why join? Brimbank Youth Event Committee members will:

  • gain event management training and experience
  • build networks
  • make use of their organisational skills
  • discover new career pathways.

To join you must be aged between 12 and 25 years and live, work, study or socialise in Brimbank.

Brimbank Youth Events Committee information session:

Wednesday 2 March, 4.30-6pm
Visy Cares Hub
80B Harvester Road

For more information contact the Youth Arts and Events Officer at Brimbank Youth Services on 9249 4139 or email

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

Fun with Robots

Love LEGO and making awesome stuff? Want to have a high-tech tinker to see if robotics is for you? Hoping to lead a robot army to total world domination?

Join international volunteer group ROBOGALS for a delightful afternoon of learning how to command electronic minions. Total beginners strongly encouraged.

  • Deer Park Library, Wednesday 2 March, 4-5:30pm
  • Sunshine Library, Wednesday 9 March, 4-5:30pm
  • Sydenham Library, Wednesday 16 March, 4-5:30pm

Bookings essential. Book online at Brimbank Libraries or in branch.

Community Satisfaction Survey

Brimbank City Council is participating in the Community Satisfaction Survey for local governments.

This survey provides an important measure of community priorities and satisfaction with a number of areas that Council is responsible for, for example traffic management, family support services, and recreational facilities.

This year the telephone survey will be conducted by JWS Research.

JWS Research has begun telephone interviews with a cross-section of local residents, and the survey is expected to be completed by early March 2016.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Council on 9249 4000.

Detox Your Home – Keilor Park, Saturday 19 March, 9am–1pm

Detox your Home is a safe, no-charge and easy-to-use service that lets you get rid of your common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

Register online to receive the address, then turn up on the day with your unwanted items.

To register, visit