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


• Get on board the Garage Sale Trail

• Alfrieda St Pop-up Park

• Have Your Say on Melbourne’s West

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements

Get on Board the Garage Sale Trail

Brimbank City Council is encouraging residents, schools, businesses and community groups to show their support for a national sustainability event called the Garage Sale Trail 2017.

The Garage Sale Trail involves a weekend event of garage sales held collectively at the homes of residents, local schools, businesses or community groups. The event will be held on the weekend of Saturday 21 October and Sunday 22 October.

This is a fun way for people to declutter their homes, fundraise, meet their neighbours and reuse and recycle items rather than throw them out.

Council is pleased to be participating in the community event for the very first time. It is important that Council identify sensible ways to promote reuse and waste minimisation to help build a cleaner, greener Brimbank.

It’s a great way for communities to connect and interact with their neighbourhood around the issue of resource consumption and the environmental benefits of reuse and recycling.

With over 150 Councils and 320,000 Australians participating each year, this is a very popular event and a great way to create positive social and environmental change.

Last year over 2.1 million items were listed for sale or reuse during the event. This included over 15,000 sales registered nationally with the average household sale making $379, community groups $650 and schools made $1,500.

To take part in the event residents, community groups, schools and businesses must register their sale.

To register your garage sale at no cost or to see what’s for sale in your area visit or phone 02 9052 0827.


Alfrieda St Pop-up Park

Come on down and enjoy the ambience at St Albans’ new Alfrieda Street pop-up park. The pop-up park is in the former bus interchange in the St Albans Town Centre, near Main Road East. All Alfrieda Street buses have now been relocated to the new integrated interchange at St Albans Train Station, between St Albans Road and McKechnie Street.

The temporary park features bamboo structures providing shade and shelter over seating and tables, timber decks and an artificial lawn area.

There is great potential for this former bus interchange to become a welcoming and fun place for people to meet and socialise.

The temporary pop-up park will showcase the possibilities for this currently underused space. The current pop-up park is planned to be in place for approximately one year.


Have Your Say on Melbourne’s West

Wednesday 4 October, 5:30pm – 8pm

Don’t miss your chance to influence government decision-making for Melbourne’s Western Region. The Western Metropolitan Partnership has been established as a new way of engagement between local communities and state and local governments.

This provides communities a way to advise government on what matters in their region.

Come and join the Partnership, ministers and other elected government officials, community and business members and share your thoughts.

To participate in discussions for your region you must register your interest to attend the 2017 Western Metropolitan Assembly.

To register your interest visit the Western Metropolitan Partnership website or phone 136 186.


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Waste and Recycling in Brimbank: Drop-In Session

  • Thursday 14 September 3-5pm
    Keilor Central Shopping Centre, 80 Taylors Road, Keilor Downs

Child Safe Focus Group – For Parents and Carers

  • Thursday 14 September 9:30 - 11am
    Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

Meet Your Councillors

  • Saturday 14 October, 1–6pm
    St Albans Moon Lantern Festival, Victoria Square, St Albans
  • Sunday 22 October, 1-4pm
    Sunshine Lantern Festival, Hampshire Road, Sunshine

Further drop in sessions are planned in St Albans, Sunshine, Keilor and Derrimut in October and November. For more information visit Have Your Say.



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