Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 3 May 2016


• Brimbank House – A Home for Council and Community

• INfuse with Paul Borg

• Brimbank Votes

• Sunvale Community Park – Have Your Say!

• Business Workshop – Develop Your Online Strategy



Brimbank House – A Home for Council and Community

We're seeking your feedback on the proposal to name the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre "Brimbank House".

This is a once in a generation project that's being delivered for the Brimbank community and Council believes the building requires a name that will stand the test of time.

An Inclusive Name
The name "Brimbank House" is inclusive and clearly explains the building’s purpose – a home for Council and community. "House" is also a name commonly used to refer to buildings that are owned by a government authority.

With tenant partners also occupying the new building, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, is a very long title which doesn’t accurately reflect all the activities, services and proprietors accommodated in the building.

Have Your Say
Residents and community members who would like to have their say on the proposed name are encouraged to make a written submission that can be completed via links from Council’s website and Council’s Facebook page. You can also email or send submissions to:

Council Business Officer
Brimbank City Council
PO Box 70
VIC 3020

Community feedback on the proposed name is requested until Thursday 2 June 2016.

Following community consultation a report will be developed to be formally considered by Council before then seeking a request of name change by the Victorian Registrar of Geographic Names.

The new building is progressing well and expected to be open by mid-late year.

The $52 million community and civic centre project includes the consolidation of Council offices as well as a new two-level library and community meeting spaces.


INfuse with Paul Borg

Come along to the latest INfuse artist’s network event with award winning visual artist Paul Borg.

Paul Borg was recently short listed as a finalist in the Wyndham Art prize and was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Doug Moran National Portrait prize. There is no charge for this event.

Where: Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine.

Bookings: or 9249 4600.


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.

For more information about the elections and standing for Council, visit Brimbank Votes

Sunvale Community Park – Have Your Say!

An edible garden, more trees, dedicated play areas for kids, skate spaces, a basketball half-court and cricket pitch are some of the elements proposed in the Sunvale Community Park Draft Master Plan.

Community members are invited to view the draft Master Plan, now on public exhibition, and submit any feedback in writing by Thursday 19 May.

Council is pleased with the community input received to inform the development of the Draft Sunvale Community Park Master Plan, and has worked hard to incorporate many of the ideas raised.

The draft Master Plan proposes dedicated play spaces for kids of varying ages, including water play for younger kids and multi-purpose skate areas for teens.

It also proposes to keep the existing trees, plant large new shade trees, including Morton Bay Figs, and to plant an edible garden.

Other elements include:

  • A large green ‘kick a ball’ space for active play, recreation and outdoor cinema use.
  • A diagonal central pedestrian spine with solar lighting.
  • An indigenously-themed circuit path network featuring exercise stations integrated along the path, providing frontage and access to the adjacent residential development.
  • A picnic shelter with barbecue facilities.
  • Additional on-street parking to the east side of Neil Street, including one-way south bound traffic on Neil Street, to address safety concerns.

Written submissions close on Thursday 19 May. Comments can be lodged with Council:

For further information contact Council’s Landscape Architect on 9249 4414 or

Business Workshop – Develop Your Online Strategy

Learn how to develop a strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for potential customers to find.

This small, interactive workshop will demystify the digital world, help bring focus and clarify to your online marketing activities.

Wednesday 18 May, 6–9.30pm

Where: Keilor Municipal Offices, 704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor

Cost: $30

Bookings: contact Council’s Economic Development Unit on 9249 4413 or email