Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 28 February 2017


• Clean up Australia Day

• What’s Your Big Idea for Brimbank?

• Brimbank Leadership Alumni Mentoring Program

• Take the H30 Challenge

• Join the Bowery Dance Project

Clean up Australia Day

Sunday 5 March

Clean up your neighbourhood by collecting and removing rubbish on Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 5 March.

You can find a site near you or if you know of another site that needs love, attention, and a good clean, you can you can register it online before Tuesday 28 February.

If you do choose to register your own site, Brimbank City Council can assist with site planning and rubbish removal. Contact Council’s Environment Department on 9249 4717 for more information.

Brimbank City Council will provide a barbeque, at no charge for all participants at the clean-up site in Selwyn Park, next to 1 Selwyn Street, Albion, near the playground, from midday onwards.

Other clean up locations include Albion, Brooklyn, Keilor, St Albans, Sunshine, Sydenham, and Watergardens.

There are also plenty of opportunities for local businesses and schools to get involved. Last year, an estimated 526,268 volunteers removed 13,933 tonnes of rubbish at 6,333 sites across the country.

Let’s make this year bigger and better! There are two ways you can take part.

If you can’t help with Clean Up Australia Day but would like to be part of the litter solution, ‘Beautiful Brimbank’ run regular clean-ups throughout the year and details can be found online at

For more information about visit Clean Up Australia Day.

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. This includes the annual budget, the next four-year Council Plan and our longer term Community Plan.

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!

As an extra incentive there are 12 $50 Coles Myer vouchers for participants who give feedback online or at a community consultation session.

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?.

Brimbank Leadership Alumni Mentoring Program

Would you like to mentor an emerging Brimbank leader? Do you have skills to share with the community? Do you want to develop your own leadership and mentoring skills?

If you answered yes, you could become a mentor as part of a Brimbank City Council Community Leadership Mentoring program.

Applications close 12 noon on Sunday 2 April. To apply, please complete the Expression of Interest Form 

If you are selected as a Mentor, you will need to commit to meet your Mentee once a month for six months (in person or otherwise, attend an information session on 11 May, 5.30 - 8.30pm and take part in a mid-point telephone review with program organisers in August and attend the end of program celebration, in November.


Take the H30 Challenge: Say No to Sugary Drinks

Brimbank City Council has teamed up with VicHealth to encourage you to make a simple 30-day pledge to replace every sugary drink we would normally drink, with water.

Soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, iced teas and fruit drinks are packed with much more sugar than many people realise.

Brimbank is one of 18 Councils VicHealth is working with this year to promote the challenge.

Research shows that Australians are heading into an obesity epidemic. In ten years, three-quarters of the population will be overweight or obese and at severe risk of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

One way to change direction is by taking small steps and starting today.

Signing up is easy and you will go into the draw to win one of 20 $50 gift vouchers!

For more information and to register, visit

Join the Bowery Dance Project

Do you love to dance? L2R is looking for community members from diverse backgrounds to join the Bowery Dance Project and perform at the St Albans Community Centre community showcase on Saturday 18 March.

Participants will learn a two-minute dance routine suitable for all ages and skill levels.

You’ll need to attend dance rehearsals at the centre on Saturday 4 and 11 March, from 11am-1pm.

To find out more, and register, please email or phone Jacinda on 0417 101 514.