Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 8 December 2015
• Game on at Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium
• Holiday Period Changes to Waste, Recycling and Green Waste Collection
• Sunvale Community Park – Listening Post
• Brimbank Summer Reading Club
• Brimbank Votes
Game on at Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium!
The $6.5 million three court extension of the Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium in Keilor Park is officially open!
The stadium now has to six basketball and netball courts and a brand new 200 seat grandstand! There's also new line markings for casual volleyball and badminton players.
The stadium extension was funded by Brimbank City Council ($4.65 million), the Keilor Basketball Association Inc. ($1.2 million) and the Victorian Government ($650,000) and a great example of Council working with the Victorian Government and local community to deliver important and much needed infrastructure that will encourage health and wellbeing through participation in sports.
The upgraded stadium is expected to host high level games and attract up to elite level training and competitions to Brimbank.
The Keilor Basketball Association will now hold a 10-year licence for use of the stadium.
The St Albans Caroline Springs Netball Association will also commence use of the stadium, introducing a new Saturday morning junior netball competition in February 2016.
Holiday Period Changes to Waste, Recycling and Green Waste Collection
Christmas and New Year’s Day both fall on a Friday. If your collection is normally on a Friday, it will take place on Saturday 26 December 2015 (instead of Friday 25 December) and Saturday 2 January 2016 (instead of Friday 1 January).
Collections on other days will not be affected.
Waste, recycling and green waste services will return to normal the week beginning Monday 4 January 2016.
New Waste and Recycling Calendars will be distributed early in the New Year.
If you have any questions regarding waste and recycling collection please contact Customer Service on 9249 4000.
Sunvale Community Park – Listening Post
Are you interested in the future of Sunvale Community Park? Come to our Listening Post to discuss the future plans for the Sunvale site.
Feedback received through a Sunvale Listening Post held last December has informed the development of a Preliminary Masterplan for the site.
You can review the Sunvale Community Park, Preliminary Masterplan on Thursday 10 December, from 3.30–8pm.
The Listening Post will include a barbecue and children’s entertainment and will be held off Neil Street, Sunshine.
Council is interested in the views of everyone, including parents, children, grandparents, traders and workers alike.
If you can’t attend, Council would still like to hear your ideas.
Please send your comments to
Council’s Landscape Architect
Brimbank City Council
PO Box 70, Sunshine,
or email email@example.com by 31 January 2016.
Brimbank Summer Reading Club
Looking for something to keep the kids busy these summer holidays? Brimbank Libraries’ Summer Reading Club is the amswer!
The theme of this year’s Reading Club is ‘Lost Worlds’. Underwater worlds, alternate universes, epic adventures, mythical creatures and so much more await discovery in this summer’s program — what will you uncover?
The reading club will officially run until Sunday 31 January 2016, with registrations closing on Monday 25 January.
For more information, visit Brimbank Libraries.
There less than a year to go until the Brimbank City Council elections will be held on Saturday 22 October 2016.
It will be your responsibility to elect Councillors for the first elected Brimbank Council after a seven-year period 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:
- 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.
Information Sessions For Interested Candidates
The Victorian Local Governance Association will conduct candidate information sessions on behalf of Brimbank City Council for individuals interested in becoming a Councillor.
Sessions will be presented again in March 2016. The sessions will be delivered in two parts (four hours each).
- Part A – Should I be a candidate?
- Part B – How do I become a candidate?
For more information about the elections and standing for Council, visit Brimbank Votes.