Get the Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 12 December 2017


• Carols at the Castle is almost here 

• Giving Tree – Call for Donations

• Plans A-Plenty!

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements

Carols at the Castle is almost here!

Friday 15 December,Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Rd, Keilor

  • Time: Gates open at 5pm. Concert 7–9pm
  • Tickets: $20 family of five; $8 singles; $5 concessions,
  • Tickets available via Eventbrite 

Fantastic lineup of entertainers: Jamie Robertson (MC), The Candy Topps, Tyson Legg, Lissa Dawson, Carp Productions, Sunshine Community Brass Band, Brenton Cosier, Stephanie Angelini, Chris Williams & Brad Carter, and The Glee Club  

All money from ticket sales goes to the Brimbank Community Fund (BCF) – raising money for local charities.


Giving Tree – Call for Donations 

Next time you are food shopping please consider picking up a couple of non-perishable food items to donate to our Giving Tree Program.

You can drop off items at one of 18 Brimbank locations between Thursday 30 November and Friday 15 December.

For location details visit our Giving Tree Program webpage or call Council on 9249 4000.


Plans A-Plenty!

Draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021

The Draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021 will ensure that services for older people are well planned, accessible and responsive, and is based on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Age Friendly Cities framework.

You can provide feedback by:

Feedback must be provided by Thursday 21 December.

Brimbank Settlement Action Plan 2018-2021

Brimbank is committed to the long-term successful, sustainable settlement of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. You can help shape the development of the Draft Brimbank Settlement Action Plan 2018-2021 by:

  • Coming to a community workshop: Wednesday 13 December, 5.30-8pm
    Brimbank Community and Civic Centre,
    301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
  • Email comments directly to Brimbank’s Diversity and Inclusion Planning Officer at;
  • Complete the online questionnaire at our Have Your Say page
  • Making an individual appointment: call the Diversity and Inclusion Officer on 9249 4000.

Have Your Say - Community Consultations

For more information, other upcoming sessions, and to give feedback, please visit our Have Your Say page.

2018/2019 Budget Drop in Sessions

  • Thursday 14 December, 6-8pm
  • Keilor Library
    704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor

Can't make a session? Submit your ideas online by Friday 15 December at our Have Your Say page.



Clarke St Still Open for Business

A reminder that it’s business as usual for shops at Clarke Street Sunshine, despite the construction of the new VicRoads Regional Office nearby.

Need to visit the shops? Parking is available nearby, including at the Brimbank Multi-Deck Car Park, which offers first three hours free parking. Or stroll down if you’re in the area.

Ordinary Council Meeting

Ordinary Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month (except December). Meetings are open to the public and meeting agenda and minutes can be found at Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Online Services

Brimbank City Council is offering more and more online services. By registering an account you will create your own personal dashboard for easy pre-populated access to a range of services.

Whether it’s lodging a service request, paying your rates, paying your pet registration, or submitting a planning application you’ll get what you want done easier and faster on the Brimbank website. To register, please visit