Get the Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 22 August 2017


• Have Your Say: Draft Neighbourhood Rules for the Next 10 Years

• 2017 Brimbank Seniors Festival

• Have Your Say: Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan

• Have Your Say - Meet Your Councillors

• Announcements

Have Your Say: Draft Neighbourhood Rules for the Next 10 Years

We want you to have your say on Brimbank’s draft General Local Law 2018.

You've got four weeks to make a submission on everything from busking to footpath trading; overhanging branches to dilapidated properties.

This document will have great influence on how you enjoy your local neighbourhoods, main streets and public places over the next 10 years.

The Local Law sets out enforceable rules specific to our neighbourhood and aims to keep our city safe and at a standard we can all enjoy and be proud of.

Brimbank’s current General Local Law came into effect on 1 January 2008 and will expire on 1 January 2018.

The draft General Local Law 2018 incorporated feedback and ideas received during initial consultation undertaken from April to June this year, including a new clause to regulate the use and maintenance of nature strips, and an amendment that would allow busking on Council land with a permit.

Submissions on Brimbank’s draft Local Law can be made from Tuesday 22 August to Thursday 21 September 2017.

Anyone who makes a written submission can request to be heard in support of their submission by a Hearing of Submissions Committee at 6pm on 2 October 2017 in the Council Chamber, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

Council will consider the written submissions, including a summary of proceedings of any Hearing of Submissions Committee, and a final draft Local Law, at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 21 November 2017.

A copy of the draft Local Law is available to view at our Have Your Say page. Printed copies can be viewed at Council customer service centres.


2017 Brimbank Seniors Festival

The 2017 Brimbank Seniors Festival will be held in October 2017 alongside the Victorian Seniors Festival. The following is all you need to know about getting your hands on tickets for two of the most coveted festival events.

Brimbank Seniors Festival Lunch and Dance

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 11.30am-3pmLakeside Banquet and Convention Centre,Taylors Lakes

To ensure a fair distribution of tickets, ticket allocations for this event will now be drawn by ballot. To apply to be in the ballot you must complete a ticket application form and submit it to Council by Friday 8 September 2017.

Please note, completion of an application form does not guarantee your attendance at this event. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the ballot by 22 September 2017. There is no charge to attend this event.

Bus trip to Cuckoo Restaurant, Olinda, Wednesday 4 October 2017

Ticket price: $40 per person (for the cost of meal)

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Tickets for the bus trip must be collected in person and paid for on Monday 18 September, 9.30-11am from either:

  • Council Chamber
    Level 1
    Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
    301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine; or
  • Keilor Community Hub
    704B Old Calder Highway

Maximum two (2) tickets per person, on presentation of Seniors Card and proof of residency in Brimbank. A full festival program will be made available in the coming weeks. For more information call 9249 4000 or visit


Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 

The draft Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) outlines Council’s proposed programs, services and strategies for the management of dogs and cats in Brimbank over the next four years.

Key initiatives outlined in the Draft DAMP

  • Reviewing the existing cat-trapping and nuisance dog reporting processes with online services to make these more accessible for residents.
  • Increasing use of multilingual materials on responsible pet ownership to better reach a wider section of the community.
  • Additional school visits by Animal Management Officers to raise awareness with children about safety and care with dogs and cats.
  • Reviewing the best ways to identify unregistered animals and increase registration.

Have Your Say

Have Your Say Now using our online form or via email to (Att: Manager City Compliance) or by post to:

  • Manager City Compliance
    Brimbank City Council
    PO Box 70
    Sunshine  3020.

Feedback should be submitted by 5pm Thursday 21 September 2017.


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Meet Your Councillors

Forthcoming Sessions include:

Saturday 26 August, 10am–12noon

  • Isabella Williams Reserve, corner of Opie Road and (151) Neale Road, Deer Park

Saturday 14 October, 1–6pm

  • St Albans Moon Lantern Festival, Victoria Square, St Albans

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