Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 24 January 2017


• What’s Your Big Idea for Brimbank?

• In2Tennis - Give it a Go!

• Toy Library Re-Opening Party

• Friends of Kororoit Creek - Poetry Exhibition

• Special Council Meeting

• Feedback for Road Upgrades

What’s Your Big Idea for Brimbank?

From Tuesday 7 February to Tuesday 7 March, we're looking for ideas big and small, on how to keep improving the local area.

Your feedback will help Council decide its budget and plans for future projects and services.

You can attend one of the many in-person community consultation sessions, send feedback via post or go online to have your say. Let’s make our city even better!

For more information, including details about upcoming consultation sessions in St Albans, Deer Park, Derrimut, Keilor and Sunshine, please visit Have Your Say: What's Your Big Idea?.

In2Tennis - Give it a Go 

Brimbank City Council is teaming up with Tennis Victoria and ANZ to offer no-charge activities at all Brimbank tennis clubs during the Australian Open (until 29 January).

In2Tennis offers fun tennis activities for all ages, including introductory tennis, open days and community court use. No tennis experience is needed to take part.

In2Tennis Activities

  • Club Open Days – Tennis clubs will open their doors to all. Lots of tennis programs organised throughout the session.
  • Hot Shots Tennis – An introduction program into tennis suitable for five to 12 year olds. Uses smaller racquets, nets, courts and softer balls to make it enjoyable for all.
  • Cardio Tennis – Bringing together a variety of cardio workouts and a range of fun tennis drills, Cardio Tennis is all about quick fitness and great tunes. No tennis skills necessary. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.
  • Fast4 Tennis – A fun and fast way to have a hit with friends. It’s tennis with a twist! A modified version of the game to speed things up – great for those who have played the game before. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.
  • Community Court use – book a court to play with friends (BYO racquets and balls).

Spaces are limited, so book early. 

For more information and to register, please visit our In2Tennis page or contact Brimbank City Council on 9249 4000 or

Toy Library Re-Opening Party

Sunday 29 January, 11:00am - 3:00pm

The Albion and Friends Community Toy Library aims to make quality toys accessible to all children as well as helping the environment by reducing the amount of toys that are bought and thrown away each year.

The toy library is re-opening for the year with a no-charge neighbourhood party and barbeque (halal and vegetarian options provided).

Bring a plate of picnic food to share, meet the community, enjoy some games and try out some toys!

  • Sunday 29 January 11:00 am - 3:00pm
  • Albion Eco-Living Centre, Selwyn Park.

For more information, please email or visit

Friends of Kororoit Creek - Poetry Exhibition

Friday 27 January - Wednesday 22 February

Friends of the Kororoit Creek and Brimbank City Council are hosting an exhibition event after the popularity and success of a recent poetry competition, including interactive activities and featured artists.

The recent poetry competition drew notable community support and even saw an unexpected entry from Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet Michael Leunig. The exhibition is ongoing until Wednesday 22 February 2017.

  • Exhibition opening Friday 27January, 5pm to 8pm
  • Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery, 2 City Place, Sunshine.

Please RSVP for the opening on 9249 4600 or

Special Council Meeting 

A Special Meeting of Council is to be held on Tuesday 14 February 2017, at 5.45pm in the Council Chamber, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

The purpose of the meeting will be to review the Councillor Code of Conduct in accordance with section 76C of the Local Government Act 1989. This is the only business to be considered at this meeting.

The meeting is open to the public and community members are welcome to attend.

Feedback for Road Upgrades 

The Victorian Government has funded a $1.8 billion program of arterial road upgrades and maintenance in the outer west.

VicRoads is currently calling for feedback from the community on preliminary designs for the eight road upgrade projects included in the program.

To learn more about the projects, or participate online visit the Vicroads planning and projects website

Participation via the interactive map will be open until midnight Sunday19 March.