Get the Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 18 July 2017


• Come and play! Park upgrades in Sydenham and Sunshine West

• National Tree Day

• Council Hosts World’s Biggest Open Data Competitions

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements - Brimbank Community Grants

Come and play! Park upgrades in Sydenham and Sunshine West

Celebrate new facilities at with a sausage sizzle and children’s entertainment. All at no charge.

Delbridge Drive Reserve Opening, Saturday 22 July, 11am–1pm

There’s now even more reason to visit the new and improved Delbridge Drive Reserve in Sydenham with new playground and equipment installed as part of a $440,000 upgrade.

The impressive upgrade includes a

  • junior sports field and outdoor gym equipment along the concrete circuit path. 
  • new BBQ and picnic facilities, new shelter and play equipment and
  • more than 400 semi-mature trees around the park.

Krambruk Street Reserve Opening, Saturday 29 July, 11am–1pm

New playground equipment has also been installed at Krambruk Street Reserve in Sunshine West as part of a $100,000 upgrade.

Promoting healthier lifestyles and ensuring open spaces and facilities are well-maintained and upgraded is a key priority for our Council.

Council continues to fill a long term need for community access to open space – by creating high quality parks with wonderful green space and recreation facilities.

All part of the Creating Better Parks Policy

These upgrades are the latest development under Council’s multi-award winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan. So far, Brimbank City Council has upgraded 93 parks and spent $22 million transforming the local park network.


National Tree Day

Sunday 30 July, 10am-3pm

Help us plant 2000 trees in the magnificent Maribyrnong Valley, and enjoy a barbecue.

Work alongside the Friends of Maribyrnong Valley and the Friends of Organ Pipes National Park; enjoy a sausage cooked by the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central, be chauffeured by Mobile Landcare network, learn about and interact with 'Animals of Oz'.

Be part of it! Sign up at Planet Ark.

Where: Sydenham Park, next to the Keilor Golf Course, end of Kings Road, Keilor
Contact: Brimbank Council Conservation Community Liaison Officer, phone 9249 4000, or visit Planet Ark.


Council Hosts World’s Biggest Open Data Competition

Brimbank Council will host its first GovHack event – an open data competition and one of the world’s biggest hackathons on the weekend of Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July.

GovHack is a nationally held competition that brings creative people together to use open government data and develop projects, unique apps, websites and artistic displays.

Participants will have access to Council’s public data on parks and open spaces, playgrounds, public toilets, garbage collection zones and dog walking zones to create new and innovative solutions specific to Brimbank.

Brimbank Council will judge teams and allocate prizes to the value of $3,000 for participants who create the most innovative apps and programs using our data.

  • Friday 28 July, 6–9pm
  • Saturday 29 July, 9am–5pm
  • Sunday 30 July, 9am–5pm

Where: Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, Level 6, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine

For more information, visit GovHack or email or phone 9249 4000.


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Disability Advisory Committee

Council is seeking community members and service providers to join a new Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).

If you know and understand the needs and issues affecting people with a disability in our community – including their families and carers – and have experience, or an understanding of the role of an advisory committee, apply now.

Expressions of Interest are open until Wednesday 2 August. .

The new committee will help support the implementation, monitoring and review of Brimbank’s Disability Action Plan 2017-2020. Read the Disability Action Plan

Strategic Framework for Library Collections for 2017-2020.

The framework is part of Council’s five-year Library Strategy which was adopted early last year to prioritise service planning and delivery across Brimbank’s library service to meet changing community needs.

It provides a roadmap for collection development and guides Council’s investment in library collections. Provide feedback by Wednesday 19 July. For more information visit Have Your Say.

Draft Transport Disadvantage Policy

Many areas in Brimbank don't have close access to public transport routes, and there's increasing pressure to provide transport services to meet the community's needs. The draft Brimbank Transport Disadvantage Policy aims to:

  • Inform the development and delivery of affordable and accessible transport solutions.
  • Contribute to reducing the nature and extent of transport disadvantage in Brimbank and strengthen local cohesion.
  • Provide a platform with which to advocate for increased funding and resources to strengthen social cohesion and community wellbeing.

For more information visit Have Your Say online! Submit feedback by 5pm, Friday 21 July.



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.

Special Council Meeting, Tuesday 1 August, 6.30pm

The purpose of the Special Meeting of Council will be to consider the final draft Council Plan 2017-2021 and final draft Annual Budget 2017/2018 (including final draft Long Term Financial Plan 2017-2027 and final draft Rating Strategy 2017/2018). The meeting is open to the public and community members are welcome to attend.

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