Message From Your Council - National Tree Day
We're calling on you to help plant 1500 trees at Sydenham Park this Sunday 26 July, 10am–3pm in support of National Tree Day's 20th Anniversary!
In the past five years alone, volunteers have helped Council plant 6,000 trees!
This year you can experience the beautiful views of Sydenham Park in the Maribyrnong Valley which isn't usually open to the public.
There'll be a barbecue at no charge, and Animals of Oz will get you up close and personal with a wombat, wallaby and ring-tail possum.
The National Tree Day planting extends work started in 2014. It's part of regional works rehabilitating land to create a natural link from urban Melbourne to Sunbury.
Planting is at Sydenham Park, Keilor (next to the Keilor Golf Course at the end of Kings Road).
For more information and to register, visit Planet Ark.org or phone Brimbank City Council’s Environment Department on 9249 4717.
Discover: Learning in Brimbank Course Guide
The latest edition of Discover: Learning in Brimbank has a full list of low cost and no charge, courses and programs available at Brimbank’s community centres, neighbourhood houses, libraries, leisure centres and the Hunt Club Community Arts Centre.
What sort of classes you ask?
Exhibitions at Hunt Club and Sunshine Art Spaces
Humans of Brimbank – Mehak Sheikh.
Opening Friday July 24 (6–7:30pm) until Friday 7 August, Thursday to Saturday, 10am–1pm.
The Humans of Brimbank project is a “photo voice” project that aims to create a photographic census of Brimbank. The show is a visual celebration of Brimbank's diverse community. Mehak hopes her work will connect people while eliminating negative stereotyping and helping to raise the profile of the west and its community.
Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery
2 City Place
Dinky Die – Silvia Tomarchio, Friday 24 July–Saturday 22 August
This photographic exhibition focuses on the notion of chance and fate.
Hunt Club Community Arts Centre
775 Ballarat Road
Stepping Stones – Supporting Refugee and Migrant Women
The Brimbank City Council supported program, Stepping Stones, is a small business training and mentoring program that assists refugee and migrant women in Brimbank to start their own small business.
Participants are matched with female mentors for 6-12 months. Mentors share business experience, guidance and networks to help the entrepreneurs start and grow their business.
The program is run in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and is supported by the AMP Foundation. Registrations close 31 July.