Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 27 February 2018


• Improving Our Parks

• Apply for a Neighbour Day Grant

• Disability Hub Stakeholder Workshop

• Detox Your Home 

• Have Your Say

• Announcements - Hampshire Road Upgrade; Next Council Meeting

Improving Our Parks

Major works are underway and about to begin at several parks across Brimbank.

A $450,000 upgrade to Jamieson Street Reserve in St Albans is underway. It will include a new sheltered picnic area, dedicated outdoor gym area, electric barbecues, drinking fountains, tree plantings and major upgrades to the playground and equipment.

This reserve is one of the largest suburban parks in the St Albans area with just over five hectares. Three more Brimbank parks will each receive a $100,000 makeover with works to begin on neighbourhood parks in the coming months.

Works will begin at Gillespie Road Local Park, Kings Park, in March and at Antwerp Reserve, Keilor Downs and Disraeli Reserve, St Albans in April.

Antwerp Reserve will include a new swing set, slide, balance ropes, logs and rock play area, totem climbing poles and a Sheoak forest maze.

Disraeli Reserve will include fencing, a swing set with basket swing, play unit, spinning see-saw, exercise equipment and substantial tree planting.

Gillespie Road Local Park will include a new play unit, nature play area, footpath and substantial tree planting.

These park upgrades are expected to finish mid-year. This follows the recent $100,000 installation of new play equipment at Suffolk Road Reserve, in Sunshine North. These works will be complemented with the planting of additional trees and landscaping this April.

These upgrades are part of our award-winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan. For more information visit or call 9249 4000.


Apply for a Neighbour Day Grant

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door or across the street for a BBQ, a picnic lunch or a game of street cricket.

Held on Sunday 25 March, it’s the perfect day to help people connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.

Neighbour Day grants of up to $250 are available to residents and not-for-profit groups who organise activities to get to know their neighbours.

Applications close on Thursday 1 March 2018. For more information and application details visit Neighbour Day Grants or call 9249 4000.


Disability Hub Stakeholder Workshop

The information gathered at this workshop will be used to inform Council’s consideration about what supports are needed for people with disabilities, their families and carers. A light lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop.

  • Thursday 8 March, 10am-12noon
    Sydenham Neighbourhood House,
    Level 1, 1 Station Street
    Watergardens Town Centre
    No charge

To register for the workshops email or call 9249 4600


Detox Your Home

Detox your home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common, toxic household chemicals.

  • Saturday 17 March 2018, 9am-1pm
    Keilor Park, site address to be provided upon registration
    No charge
  • Register at Detox your Home.

Have Your Say

Planning the Future of Sydenham Park

You’re invited to share your ideas for the future of Sydenham Park, in Keilor North. Consultation is open until Wednesday 28 February. To have your say, visit our Have Your Say page.

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