Get the Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 31 October 2017


• 2017 Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival: Craig Reucassel

• Reconciliation Action Plan

• Winning Ways! Creating Better Parks and In2Tennis

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements

2017 Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival: Craig Reucassel 

10 Day Festival from 9-18 November

Attend the festival’s opening night on Thursday 9 November to see one of Australia’s well known writers and comedian, Craig Reucassel In Conversation with writer and journalist, Paul Bateman.

Craig is known from the TV program The Chaser and more recently the ABC’s popular War on Waste series.

If you love reading, writing or literature, this is a great opportunity to meet, hear and see some outstanding writers. Events are no charge but bookings are essential.

Festival events include:

For bookings or more information visit Brimbank Writers Festival, email or phone 9249 4181.

The 2017 Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival is proudly presented by Brimbank City Council, with support from Principal Sponsor Victoria University and Support Partners Bolinda, Rotunda in the West, James Bennett, LN Vietnamese Books, Writers Victoria and local writers, schools and community groups.


Reconciliation Action Plan

Council invites Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal people to contribute to the development of Brimbank Council’s second Reconciliation Action Plan (2018-2022).

Come along to a community consultation session facilitated by Aboriginal consultant, Karen Milward.

  • Thursday 9 November, 5.30-7.30pm (dinner provided)
    St Albans Community Centre
    1 Princess Street, St Albans 
  • Monday 27 November, 12.30-2.30pm (lunch provided)
    Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
    301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine

Travel reimbursement and childcare arrangements can be provided for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members. To RSVP and/or to make arrangements for travel or childcare assistance, call Council on 9249 4000.


Winning Ways! Creating Better Parks and In2Tennis

Brimbank City Council has won a Parks and Leisure Australia National Award for Council’s Creating Better Parks Open Space and Playground Policy and Plan.

Brimbank’s Creating Better Parks won the Leisure and Open Space Planning category with a focus on how green infrastructure created through this plan has transformed liveability in Brimbank.

This multi-award winning policy and plan has delivered significant improvements to parks across Brimbank – with Council investing around $22 million upgrading 93 parks to June 2017.

We've also won the Tennis Victoria Local Government Award for the second year running at the 2017 Victorian Tennis Awards.

The award recognises our successful In2Tennis Program, as well as the installation of a new online booking and gate access system at six local tennis venues.

Earlier this year, Brimbank’s In2Tennis initiative won the ‘Community Program of the Year Award’ at the 2017 Parks and Leisure Australia Vic/Tas Conference.


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Former Calder Rise Primary School site

The Victorian Government has confirmed that 32A Green Gully Road, Keilor - the site of the former Calder Rise Primary School - will be sold. Council is considering buying the site to meet community needs and invites your input. A community information session and workshop will be held on

  • Thursday 9 November, 4-7pm
    Keilor Community Hub,
    704B Old Calder Highway, Keilor.

Information gathered will be go back to Council before it makes a decision. For more information visit our Have Your Say page or call us on 9249 4000. 

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? Expressions of Interest close Tuesday 14 November. Forms can be submitted online at our Have Your Say page.

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
  • Saturday 18 November, 11am-1pm
    Derrimut Village Shopping Centre,
    Cnr of Mount Derrimut Rd and Foleys Rd, Derrimut

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