Get the Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 24 October 2017


• National Bird Week Activities

• Carols at the Castle is back!

• Reduce Your Household Power Bills

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements

National Bird Week Activities

To celebrate National Bird Week, Council is encouraging all residents to take part in the Aussie Backyard Bird count and help discover which birds share our local backyards. Brimbank is hosting a guided bird walk with a local expert.

  • Wednesday 25 October, 6-7pm
    From Selwyn Park Playground, Albion

Brimbank will also host an exciting birds of prey flight display show called Birds of Brimbank.

  • Sunday 29 October,10.30-11.30am
    Calder Rise Neighbourhood Park

For more information, visit or call 9249 4000.


Carols at the Castle is Back!

Friday 15 December 2017, Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Road, Keilor

Join us for this year’s Carols at the Castle at the Overnewton Castle in Keilor – now in its fifth year. All money from ticket sales goes to the Brimbank Community Fund (BCF) – raising money for local charities.

Every year the BCF awards grants to initiatives thatimprove the lives of our young people through education, employment and wellbeing.

An exciting line-up of talented Melbourne artists will sing Christmas favourites for audiences, led by musical director Tyson Legg and the Sunshine Community Brass Band. 

Singing sensation Stephanie Angelini will join an exciting cast of performers. The Caroline Springs resident will perform for local audiences following her trip to Los Angeles to record an album earlier this year.

There’s also plenty of entertainment for kids. Seasoned children’s entertainers Carp Productions will bring their inclusive performance style to the stage – guaranteeing plenty of fun and laughs.

Food and drink will be available to purchase, families are welcome to bring along a picnic and a low chair. For more information visit call 9249 4000.


Reduce Your Household Power Bills

You're set to get energy saving advice to reduce your household power bill through a new Council partnership with Positive Charge.

Positive Charge, a not-for-profit social enterprise, established by the Moreland Energy Foundation offers households independent and low cost access to affordable solar panels via a bulk buy scheme.

You can get access to energy suppliers and installers that offer value for money quality products, which meet Australian standards and conditions.

The program helps people to reduce their household energy costs and get trustworthy advice from energy efficiency experts via a free telephone and email helpline service.

What’s in it for you?

  • Independent and trustworthy advice from energy efficiency experts
  • A bulk buy program that gets you great prices on solar panels
  • Free, no obligation quotes from solar suppliers chosen for their quality of work, price and warranties
  • Exclusive discounts and all rebates claimed on your behalf

This important service will also ensure Brimbank does its bit to combat the effects of climate change.

You can attend a no charge workshop to find out more about solar energy and the best way to access affordable solar suppliers. 

  • Thursday 16 November 2017, 6-8pm
    Level 6, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
    Cost: No charge

RSVPs are needed, by phone on 9249 4000 or email

More workshops will be organised in 2018 by Council and Positive Charge. For more information call Positive Charge Energy Helpline on 1300 23 68 55 or visit Positive Charge.


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Naming Sunvale Community Park

What do you think of plans to officially name Sunshine’s most anticipated park – “Sunvale Community Park”. Visit our Have Your Say page or drop in to your nearest Customer Service Centre. Submissions close on Thursday 26 October 2017.

Sunshine Health and Education Precinct (SHWEP)

We're setting up a SHWEP Strategic Plan Reference Group to ensure future growth is well coordinated and responds to the ideas of St Albans residents.

Community Information Sessions will be held in St Albans on Wednesday 25 October 5.30-8pm.

Interested in being on the group? Put in an Expression of Interest by Tuesday 14 November. Forms can be submitted online at our Have Your Say page.

If you want to attend, RSVP by phone 9249 4327 or by email at

Draft Habitat Connectivity Plan 2017-2022

This Plan will direct priorities for conservation and habitat improvement. Submit by filling out our online survey. Closes Friday 17 November.



Meet Your Councillors

  • Thursday 2 November, 6-8pm
    Keilor Library, 704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor

Inclusivity Action Plan Survey

Brimbank Youth Services is developing an Inclusivity Plan for LGBTIQ+ Young People who access mainstream services with Brimbank. For more information visit our Have Your Say pageCloses 27 October.

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