• Budget update from your Council
• Final Year of Council Plan - A Year of Consolidation
• Brimbank Votes
• Rock up Netball – A different way to play!
• Neighbourhood House Fun
Brimbank City Council has released itsproposed Budget for 2016/2017 which meets the State Government’s legislated cap of a 2.5 per cent rate rise. The financially responsible draft Budget focuses on delivering value and services to our community.
Council has worked hard to minimise the impact of the constraint on revenue raising while continuing to deliver quality projects and services for the Brimbank community.
From a total income of $200.3 million, there is a healthy capital works program of $57.3 million - including $4.8 million carried over from 2015/2016.
Key Budget highlights include:
The Government’s legislated ‘cap’ on rates has required Council to find additional economies of $6.5 million in order to meet the 2.5 per cent target. It has been very difficult to find this amount as Council has had an ongoing program of implementing operational savings in past budgets.
Council will continue to seek further efficiencies with the aim of minimising impact to services as much as possible in future years.
Written submissions are due before 5pm on Tuesday 24 May.
Brimbank City Council is on track to deliver the many improvements and efficiencies laid out in its ambitious four-year Council Plan.
At the Tuesday 19 April Council Meeting, the Council Plan 2013-2017 (Year 4) was endorsed for community consultation.
The Council Plan clearly articulates the areas of focus for the organisation over the next 12 months.
Year Four of the plan will see the consolidation on major projects and initiatives that have been implemented to help strengthen Brimbank’s position as the dynamic centre of the west.
The plan will provide the newly elected Council with a solid foundation to develop a new four year plan that continues to enhance the City’s built form and open spaces as well as service delivery.
This plan has guided a significant investment in the City’s assets including
Council has also made lasting improvements to the public realm with the ongoing implementation of the Creating Better Parks Strategy, town centre improvements and thousands of tree plantings across the municipality.
You can make a written submission to Council before 5pm on Tuesday 24 May, please visit our Have Your Say page for details.
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.
Interested in Standing for Council?
If you’re interested in becoming a Councillor you need to be:
Key responsibilities of the Council are in the areas of:
A key responsibility of individual Councillors is to represent all citizens of the city and to participate in decision-making by the Council.
For more information about the elections and standing for Council, visit Brimbank Votes.
Enjoy netball? Come along to Rock up netball at Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 31 May.
Join in, get social and enjoy the experience. Not sure what to do with the kids? No problem – crèche is available for $4.40 per child, (for bookings phone Kim on 0429 174 009).
Where: Keilor Basketball and Netball Centre, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park
Contact: Phone 9321 2222 or visit www.rockupnetball.com.au.
Experience the fun of being part of a neighbourhood house or community centre by taking part in ‘taster’ classes that will be held at Brimbank Shopping Centre, Deer Park, on Wednesday 11 May.
The Neighbourhood House Community Expo gives those who live, work and play in Brimbank the chance to find out more about how neighbourhood houses can connect people to their communities and the many learning opportunities available at the centres.
Activities will include:
The theme for Neighbourhood House Week 2016 is – Get to know your neighbour and get involved in your neighbourhood at your local neighbourhood house.
The event has been organised by the Brimbank Neighbourhood House Strategic Partnership, which includes:
Cairnlea Community Centre; Delahey Community Centre; Sydenham Neighbourhood House; West Sunshine Community Centre; Westvale Community Centre; CommUnity+, Derrimut Community Centre; Duke Street Community House; Good Shepherd Community House.
Brimbank Shopping Centre,
corner Neale and Station roads,
Wednesday 11 May, 10am-2pm