Brimbank Buzz - Tuesday 21 July

News and What's On - Tuesday 21 July

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).

  • Bring along gardening gloves and a water bottle.
  • Wear a pair of sturdy shoes, long trousers and long sleeve top.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • Leave your pets at home.

For more information and to register, visit Planet 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?

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computers
  • Cooking
  • Languages
  • Health and Fitness
  • Social Activities
  • Music and Dance
  • Jobs, Finance, and Business Skills
  • Sustainable Living

Download a copy of the course guide or get one at a customer service centre, your local community centre, neighbourhood house, Brimbank library, or leisure centre.


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
9249 4600

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
Deer Park
9249 4600


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.

Contact Kathy Kroes (0409 296 495, or Godwin Masuka (9249 4463,