Brimbank Buzz - Tuesday 30 June

News and What's On - Tuesday 30 June

Message from Your Council - Annual Budget
2015-2016 Annual Budget will help Council deliver services and works that reflect community needs and expectations while keeping rates as low as practicable.

Council adoptred the budget on 23 June 2015 following public consultation. It's financially responsible and contains a significant capital works program of $92 million, including funds carried over from last year.

Council’s 2015-2016 capital works program provides the community with better roads, parks, town centres and community facilities -- assets that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Major Initiatives

These projects, together with open space upgrades and ongoing to our roads, drains and footpaths improvements, will build a better Brimbank.

Council has kept the rate increase as low as possible at 4.8 per cent. Overall Council will raise $139.35 million from rates from a total income of $197.5 million.

This rate increase is lower than forecast and follows a rigorous review to find efficiencies and savings.

All Council’s financial planning is considerate of the State Government’s election promise to introduce rate capping. Council will work hard to minimise impacts of rate capping while delivering quality projects and services.

View a copy of the Annual Budget online or pick one up at Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Exhibition: A Brush with Fame by José Marcote, 4–20 July
Sunshine Art Spaces hosts Melbourne painter and graphic designer José Marcote's first solo exhibition.

José’s artworks depicts celebrities, past and present, with bright and expressive strokes. José adds a new dimension to their character with non-traditional colourful strokes. Artwork will be for sale.

Opening times vary. Please contact Sunshine Art Spaces for more information.

Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery
2 City Place
9249 4600 or

School Holiday Fun at Brimbank Libraries
Is their a paper plane wiz in your family? A Minecraft master? Children aged 5–16 are invited to join in a Paper Plane Making and Throwing Competition and Minecraft Games Competition.

Our Paper Plane Competition includes instructions on making different planes. Whoever's flies furthest wins!

Winners at each event will receive a $20 gift voucher. The grand prize winner gets a trophy, a DVD of the Paper Planes movie, and a $50 gift voucher.

Dates and locations:

Minecraft Competitions are back! Tablets are provided to use for the competition. $30 gift vouchers for first place and $20 gift vouchers for second place. Bookings are essential.

Dates and locations:

Aboriginal Storytelling
Brimbank Libraries will host two Aboriginal storytelling performances from Western Creations on Friday 10 July, at

Western Creations draws Aboriginal music, song, dance, art and history, to bring Indigenous culture in to your heart and mind. No charge

Wildflower Garden Working Bees
Council has developed a set of Wildflower Display Gardens to highlight the beauty and uniqueness of plants indigenous to our area.

Join us for a fun day of planting, pruning, weeding and mulching! Share your gardening tips over morning tea. Please bring your own gloves.

  • Taylors Creek – Wednesday 1 July, 10am–12noon
    Rutherglen Way,Taylors Lakes, (Melway reference: 14 B2)
  • Kororoit Creek – Thursday 2 July, 10am–12noon
    End of Davitt Drive, Deer Park, (Melway reference: 25 B6)

Contact: 9249 4700 or

Ethical Shopping Tour - Sunday 12 July, 2–4:30pm
Every time you shop you have an impact on the planet. Join our hands-on shopping tour and learn how to make shopping less wasteful and stressful, which products are sustainable, and why we should shop ethically.

No charge. Bookings required.

Where: Sydenham Neighbourhood House,
Level 1, Station St, Watergardens Town Centre.

Contact: 9249 4665 or