Get the Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 26 September 2017


• St Albans Festival for Families

• Sunvale Community Park

• Thunderstorm Asthma

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements - Rates Notice

St Albans Festival for Families this October!

6-19 October, The Bowery Theatre at STACC (St Albans Community Centre), Princess St, St Albans

Bring your family to The Bowery Theatre in St Albans this October to enjoy low cost performances and no charge events featuring puppets, pop-up activities and the Vietnamese Moon Lantern Parade.

The St Albans Festival for Families will include a very special performance from St Albans East Primary School students who will use shadow puppets and martial arts to perform the real life story of the Vietnamese heroines The Trung Sisters Hai Bà Trung.

Taking place on Thursday 19 October from 6pm, the performance is the result of a six-month partnership project with St Albans East Primary School, funded by a Brimbank Community Grant.

The festival will also offer two days of workshops for children and young people aged up to 25 on Friday 6 October and Saturday 14 October. The workshops include puppetry and lantern making and circus skills – all at no charge.

Other festival highlights include:

  • Spike the Echidna by Little Wing Puppets - Friday 6 October, 10.30am
  • Fortune by Arts Access Way Out West - Saturday 14 October, 2pm
  • Vietnamese Moon Lantern Parade - Saturday 14 October, from 4pm
  • Giant creations by Snuff Puppets with Australia Pacific Arts Network (APAN).

For more information visit or phone 9249 4600.


Sunvale Community Park

You’re invited to have your say on plans to officially name Sunshine’s most anticipated park – “Sunvale Community Park”.

The name reflects the history of this site at 20 Neil Street Sunshine, which was home to Sunvale Primary School from 1957 to 2009.

Council adopted the Sunvale Community Park Master Plan in June 2016 following extensive community consultation. You can view the Master Plan on Council’s website

The park which is scheduled to be completed this summer, will include dedicated play spaces and a large green ‘kick a ball’ space. All existing trees will be kept and new large shade trees will be planted.

To have your say on the proposed name, vvisit our Have Your Say page or drop in to your nearest Customer Service Centre. Submissions close on Thursday 26 October 2017.


Thunderstorm Asthma

For people with asthma or hay fever, thunderstorm asthma can be sudden, serious and even life threatening.

Here are some things you can do to prepare for pollen season:

  • If you’ve ever had asthma or hay fever talk to your doctor or pharmacist
  • If you have hay fever see your pharmacist or doctor for a hay fever treatment plan
  • Stay inside and close your doors and windows during thunderstorms from October to December.

For more information visit Better Health.


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Help Shape the Future of Sydenham Park 

Council is setting up a Sydenham Park Master Plan Steering Committee to help develop a new plan for the 231 hectare park between the Calder Highway, Jackson Creek and the Maribyrnong River.

Interested? Put in an Expression of Interest by Tuesday 24 October. To apply visit our Have Your Say page or drop in to your local Customer Service Centre.

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.

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.

Community Information Sessions will be held in St Albans on

  • Thursday 19 October 5.30-8pm,
  • Saturday 21 October 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday 25 October 5.30-8pm.

If you want to attend, RSVP by 5pm on Monday 16 October, by phone 9249 4327 or by email at

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.



Rates Notice

Remember the first instalment of your Rates Notice is due Saturday 30 September. You can now have your Rates Notice emailed to you and if you register before Saturday 30 September 2017, you have a chance to win one of:

  • two iPads (valued at $800)
  • twenty $50 Wish vouchers.

Visit Brimbank eNotices and follow the instructions.

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