Get the Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 7 November 2017


• Brimbank Multi-deck Car Park - First 3 Hours Now Free!

• 2017 Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival: Craig Reucassel

• Carols at the Castle

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements

Brimbank Multi-deck Car Park - First 3 Hours Now Free! 

  • Free parking is now the first three hours (up from two hours)
  • Three to five hours parking is now $2.
  • All day (five hours and more) costs $4.

Located between George and Dawson Streets, Sunshine, the multi-deck car park opened in September 2016, and has over 250 public spaces. It’s open 5.30am to 10pm, seven days a week.

Three hours free parking is now the same as parking at the nearby Sunshine Leisure Centre.

Parking time limits were changed after a review of the operation. More improvements will be investigated.

Entry and exit is from George Street, off Devonshire Road. However we plan to see whether putting a right turn lane in to George Street from the eastern approach of Devonshire Road is worthwhile.

The car park is fully ‘cashless’. All payments are by debit card/credit card (paywave).

Access is via a boom gate. You must swipe (or wave) your debit or credit card on entry and exit. Payment is automatically deducted from your account. If you stay less than three hours, no payment will be charged.


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.


Carols at the Castle

Friday 15 December,
Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Rd, Keilor

  • Time: Gates open at 5pm. Concert 7–9pm
  • Tickets: $20 family of five; $8 singles; $5 concessions,
  • Tickets available via Eventbrite 

All money from ticket sales goes to the Brimbank Community Fund (BCF) – raising money for local charities.


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

  • 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