Brimbank ready to bounce back from adversity


A new framework identifies Brimbank Council’s commitments and actions to help our community adapt, survive and thrive – whatever the future may bring

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said Council had adopted the Resilient Brimbank Framework – following public consultation earlier this year.

“Resilience is our ability to ‘bounce back’ from shocks and stresses that affect us. This Framework poses the question ‘How resilient is Brimbank to future challenges?’ and outlines Council’s commitments to build this resilience.

“Resilient communities have strong connections and look after each other in good times and through more challenging times.

“Implementation of this framework will support our community to adapt to change and to build connections so that we are all better equipped to bounce back from difficulties,” Cr Giudice said.

The framework is Brimbank’s response to the Resilient Melbourne Strategy – part of the Resilient Melbourne initiative being delivered by the City of Melbourne with support from Brimbank and other metropolitan Councils, the State Government, and the Melbourne community.

It identifies four objectives: working together to address disadvantage and strengthen our community; a dynamic economy; shared places; and supporting a healthy environment.

It also includes a timeline of events and changes throughout Brimbank’s history that have shaped Brimbank and those that may impact on the community’s future resilience, connections and strength.

Cr Giudice thanked everyone who had provided feedback on the draft framework during the consultation period – before the framework was adopted at the 21 August Ordinary Council Meeting.