Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 6 March 2018


• Register for Sons of the West

• Sunshine SBS series – Screening and Q & A

• Disability Hub Stakeholder Workshop

• Youth Support Program

• Have Your Say

• Announcements - Hampshire Road Upgrade; Next Council Meeting

Register for Sons of the West

It’s that time of year again - time to register to be part of the Sons of the West 2018 Premiership Season in Brimbank.

Sons of the West is a no charge health program for men aged 18 and over living, working or recreating in the west.

The program aims to improve mental health and physical health through a series of workshops, presentations, events and experiences.

Come along to the registration night on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 7pm at St Albans Community Centre (STACC) on Princess Street, St Albans.

The registration night is a perfect opportunity to see what the Sons of the West program is all about, meet past participants and hear about how the program has changed their lives.

The premiership season officially kicks off on Wednesday 14 March and will continue weekly until Wednesday 16 May 2018.

Sessions will be held at STACC and will include guest speakers and fitness sessions.

To pre-register visit or call 9249 4000.


Sunshine SBS series – Screening and Q & A

Join us for a screening of the first episode of Sunshine, the SBS drama series filmed in Brimbank. Meet the cast and crew, followed by a question and answer session with the lead actors Wally Elnour and Ror Da Poet, producer Sarah Shaw and cultural consultant Ez Eldin Deng.
  • Monday 19 March, 6-7.30pm
    Where: Sunshine Library, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
    No charge

To book visit or call 9249 4640.


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


Youth Support Program

The B-Heard Youth Support program is provided by Council at no charge for young people aged 12-25 years who live, work, study or socialise in Brimbank.

Short-term support is offered to assist young people with their emotions, relationships and connection to other services who can also help.

Young people have said that this has helped them with feeling happier and less stressed, building stronger relationships and increasing confidence.

For more information visit, call 9249 4110 or email


Have Your Say

Public Art Policy and Plan

We are calling for public contributions from anyone who would like to shape the future of public art in Brimbank.

Submissions close Monday 19 March. After this consultation period, we will prepare a draft Public Art Policy and Plan for community feedback.

To have your say, visit our Have Your Say page.

You can also come along to a community workshop.

  • Wednesday 21 March 2018, 5.30-7.30pm
    STACC (St Albans Community Centre) Princess Street, St Albans

Bookings are essential. To RSVP, email or phone 9249 4600.

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