Brimbank festive cheer spells “welcome” for all


Students from seven local primary schools have each decorated a 1.2 metre high letter from the word “welcome” as part of the We Are Brimbank campaign, showcasing cultural diversity and community pride.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve said the seven letters together formed a larger than life “welcome” sign that would tour the area as part of Council’s festive celebrations this December.

“We are Brimbank is all about sharing our pride in where we live, and showing the world what a wonderful, diverse, vibrant and welcoming home we have.

“As part of this campaign, seven schools were each given a different letter from the word ‘welcome’ and invited to decorate it with artwork that celebrates our cultural diversity and welcoming community.

“The students and teachers have done an amazing job and the resulting artworks are vibrant, beautiful and diverse – just like our community,” Cr Congreve said.

Participating schools include:

  • Deer Park West Primary School,
  • Furlong Park School for Deaf Children,
  • Jackson Primary School,
  • Keilor Primary School,
  • St Albans Primary School,
  • Sunshine Primary School, and
  • Sydenham - Hillside Primary School.

The “welcome” letters will tour Brimbank during early December as part of Brimbank’s program of festive fun, including a range of craft activities and performances in Deer Park, Keilor, St Albans, Sunshine, and Sydenham.

“As we prepare for the holiday season, we wanted to share a message that celebrates our diversity and invites everyone to be part of our community celebrations.

“Come along and join in the fun of the festive season with craft, music and performance activations – all at no charge,” Cr Congreve said.

You can see the welcome sign and vote for your favourite letter at:

  • Monday 10 December, 3pm-5.30/6pm: Deer Park Library, 4 Neale Road, Deer Park
  • Thursday 13 December, 3.30pm-6.30pm: outside Sydenham Library, 1 Station Street Watergardens Town Centre
  • Friday 14 December, 10am-1pm: Alfrieda Street Pop-up Park, St Albans
  • Saturday 15 December, 10am-1pm: outside Sunshine Library, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
  • Sunday 16 December, 5-7pm: Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Road, Keilor(as part of Carols at the Castle, visit for tickets and event details).

To find out about festive season celebrations near you, visit our events pages.