Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 9 May 2017


• Rediscover the Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre

• Keilor Village Streetscape Upgrade - Official Launch

• Safety and the Enjoyment of your Neighbourhood

• Standup Comedy Gala: Multicultural Arts Victoria 

• Announcements:

Rediscover the Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre – Deer Park

Saturday 13 May,11am – 2pm

Brimbank City Council’s newly revitalised Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre in Deer Park is hosting an Open Day and launching a Student Showcase Exhibition.

The event is a celebration in recognition of the Hunt Club’s transformation to expand the function of the Hunt Club to include both community and arts activities.

The Open Day provides an opportunity to experience the new feel at the centre and to learn about the full range of creative, recreational and learning activities and programs now available.

A sausage sizzle, vegetarian snacks, hot and cold drinks, art activities, face painting, music, door prizes and more will be available at no charge.

The expansion broadens the scope of what’s on offer and has created a space where the community can come together to meet, create, share arts, culture and wellbeing activities – and to celebrate the diverse backgrounds that make up the Brimbank community.

The Open Day will see the launch of the annual ‘Student Showcase’, an exhibition including artworks created by participants in art programs based at the Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre and Cairnlea Community Hub. The exhibition aims to inspire other community members to explore their creativity and develop an interest in the arts.

This year’s theme is ‘Belonging’ – the perfect anthem for the new space waiting to be rediscovered at the Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre.

Centres such as the Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre are part of the Neighbourhood House Network and this year’s Neighbourhood House Week runs from 8 to 14 May, in Victoria.

  • Saturday 13 May, 11am – 2pm
    Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre
    775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park

Keilor Village Streetscape Upgrade - Official Launch

Thursday 11 May, 10.30am - 4pm

Celebrate the recent completion of the $975,000 Keilor Village Streetscape Upgrade. The project has improved access for pedestrians and added more seating and informal outdoor dining spaces.

Other improvements include water sensitive design and increased plantings of trees and flowering plants. The event supported by the Keilor Village Traders will feature face-painting and storytelling from 2 - 4pm.

You can also grab some ‘Keilor Cash’ to support local businesses (limited vouchers available) and see what the village traders have to offer.

  • Thursday 11 May, 10.30am - 4pm
    Keilor Village Shopping Centre
    Corner Old Calder Highway and Kennedy Street,

Safety and the Enjoyment of your Neighbourhood

Share your thoughts and ideas with Council for an update of two local laws: the General Local Law and the Domestic Animal Management Plan.

These documents set out policies and regulations so that the community can enjoy local neighbourhoods, main streets and public places.

To provide feedback you can either; fill in a quick survey (available at Council facilities), have your say online or stop by any of the drop in sessions:

  • Wednesday 10 May, 12noon-2pm
    Sunshine Market Place
    Hampshire Rd, Sunshine
  • Wednesday 10 May, 3–5pm
    Brimbank Central Shopping Centre
    Cnr Neale & Station Rds, Deer Park
  • Thursday 11 May, 12noon-2pm
    Derrimut Village Shopping Centre
    Cnr Mt Derrimut & Foleys Rd, Derrimut Village
  • Thursday 11 May, 3-5pm
    Cairnlea Town Centre
    100 Furlong Road, Cairnlea

Feedback and forms must be provided by Friday 9 June. For more information, please see our Have Your Say section.

Standup Comedy Gala: Multicultural Arts Victoria at the new Bowery Theatre

Friday 12 May, 7.30pm

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Stand-up Comedy Gala has some of the best comedians who call Australia home making astute observations about what it’s like to live in multicultural Australia.

The gala will see some of the best comedians, including Sami Sha, Dilruk and Diana Nguyen take a satirical look at what it’s like to live in multicultural Australia.

  • Friday 12 May, 7.30pm
    Bowery Theatre
    St Albans Community Centre (STACC)
    Princess Street, St Albans

For more information and to book tickets, please visit, email, or phone 9249 4600.


No-charge family swims on Mother’s Day

There will be no charge for family swims at Brimbank Leisure Centres this Mother’s Day Sunday 14 May. Two adults and up to three children can swim from 10am to 4pm, so pack your bathers, a healthy family lunch and enjoy a family outing at the pool!

Special Meeting of Council

The Mayor, Cr John Hedditch has called a Special Meeting of Council. The purpose of the meeting will be to endorse the Draft Council Plan 2017-2021 and Draft Annual Budget 2017/2018 (including Draft Long Term Financial Plan 2017-2027 and Draft Rating Strategy 2017/2018) for consultation, as required by sections 125 and 127 of the Local Government Act 1989.

The meeting is open to the public and community members are welcome to attend.

  • Special Meeting of Council
    Tuesday 9 May, 6.30pm
    Council Chamber
    Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
    301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

Ordinary Council Meeting

Ordinary Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month (except December). Meetings are open to the public and 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