Get the Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 3 October 2017


• Councillor Meet and Greet Sessions

• St Albans Festival for Families

• Celebrate National Carers Week at the Movies

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements - Rates Notice

Councillor Meet and Greet Sessions 

You are invited to get to know Brimbank Councillors in a series of informal meet and greet sessions that are being held across Brimbank.

The sessions offer a chance for the community to get to know Councillors in a casual setting.

The new Brimbank Council is passionate about Brimbank and its future. Councillors wish to engage extensively with the local community, as well as to deliver services and infrastructure that reflect our community’s values and hopes.

Council also has a critical role to advocate for a fair go for Brimbank. In order to do this, Council needs to be open and available to all members of the community, to ensure all voices are heard.

Sessions will be run on a drop in basis – there is no need to stay for the whole session and no need to book.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • 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
  • Thursday 2 November, 6-8pm
    Keilor Library,
    704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor
  • Saturday 18 November, 11am-1pm
    Derrimut Village Shopping Centre
    Corner of Mount Derrimut Road and Foleys Road, Derrimut

For more information visit Have Your Say.


St Albans Festival for Families

6-19 October 2017, 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.

Festival highlights include:

  • St Albans East Primary School performance - Thursday 19 October, 6pm
  • 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.

Celebrate National Carers Week at the Movies

In partnership with Carers Victoria, we’re inviting local carers to take a break and celebrate National Carers Week at a special event on Wednesday 18 October.

Carers will enjoy morning tea from 10.30am, followed by a movie screening of ‘Victoria & Abdul’ at 11am at Village Cinemas Sunshine, 80 Harvester Road, Sunshine.

Victoria & Abdul, starring Judi Dench follows the unlikely friendship that develops between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

RSVPs are essential on 9249 4000.



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

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.



Public Notice - Annual Report for 2016-2017

Brimbank City Council’s Annual Report for 2016-2017 has been prepared and submitted to the Minister for Local Government.

The 2016-2017 Annual Report will be considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 17 October 2017, at the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, Level 1, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine. All are welcome.

The Annual Report, which incorporates the required auditor’s report, is available for public inspection during business hours at the following locations:

  • Sunshine Customer Service Centre, within the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre at 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
  • Keilor Customer Service Centre, within the Keilor Community Hub at 704b Old Calder Highway, Keilor
  • Sydenham Customer Service Centre, within Sydenham Library at Sydenham Community Hub, 1 Station Street, Taylors Lakes

The Annual Report 2016-2017 can also be viewed on the Council’s website. If you're want a copy of the Annual Report when it's printed contact us on 9249 4000.

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