Get the Buzz - News and What's On - Tuesday 20 June 2017


• Get Ready! Annual Hard Waste Collection is on the Way

• Bon Thomas Reserve gets $850k upgrade

• Come and Play at the New and Improved Selwyn Park

• Apply for a Community Grant

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements - The Wind in the Willows

Get Ready! Annual Hard Waste Collection is on the Way 

Our annual hard waste collection starts Monday 3 July and finishes on Friday 11 August.

The annual hard waste collection offers you a way to get rid of unwanted hard waste without going to the tip or hiring a skip bin.

The annual collection costs more than $1.3 million.

Hard waste will be collected from different residential areas of Brimbank on different weeks throughout the collection period.

You'll get a brochure in your letterbox about two weeks before the collection in your area, telling you the specific collection week and details about the service.

The material for collection must be on the nature strip by 6am on the Monday of the collection week. Don't be put  anything out any earlier than the weekend before your scheduled collection.

If you're worried you haven't got the information brochure, contact Brimbank Customer Service on 9249 4000.

A copy of the brochure and details of collection weeks are available on our Hard Rubbish page.


Bon Thomas Reserve gets $850k Upgrade

Unisex change rooms are on the way to Bon Thomas Reserve in Deer Park. Construction has started on the $850,000 facility which will include toilets, showers and change room for men, women, and juniors.

This project, coupled with a further $340,000 investment in lighting on oval one, which is also underway, means sports clubs will be able to use Bon Thomas Reserve all year for the first time ever.

Works on the change rooms are expected to be finished by mid-March 2018. The sports lighting installation is estimated to be finished in November 2017.

Sports and Recreation Victoria has contributed $100,000 funding towards the construction of the Bon Thomas Reserve change room construction.

Currently, Bon Thomas Reserve has mainly been used in summer by Deer Park and Sunshine cricket clubs, and for pre-season training.

Throughout winter there’s only been capacity to support a social winter cricket competition.

More to Come

Brimbank’s 2017/2018 Draft Budget, which is subject to adoption, includes a further $1.7 million for the redevelopment of the second sportsground, construction of a synthetic cricket wicket and additional floodlighting.

There’s also a further $380,000 flagged for the sealing of the existing gravel carpark and installation of car park lighting, plus $220,000 for construction of a barbecue, drinking fountain, access paths and park furniture.

The Bon Thomas Reserve change room and sportsground lighting projects are funded under Brimbank’s 2016/2017 Budget.


Come and Play at the New and Improved Selwyn Park 

Saturday 24 June, 11am-1pm

Come along and celebrate the upgrade of Selwyn Park in Albion with a community day – including a sausage sizzle, children’s face painting, and a musician.

The $400,000 upgrade includes new play and gym equipment, a circuit path, furniture and shelter. Selwyn Park is located at 61A Selwyn Street, Albion.


Apply for a Community Grant

Applications for Council’s 2017 Community Grants Program are now open, and close on Sunday 16 July 2017.

The Community Grants Program provides one-off financial assistance to support current and emerging communities through activities, programs and events that help strengthen our community.

Information Sessions

  • Monday 3 July, 6–8.30pm
    Sydenham Neighbourhood House (above the Sydenham Library)
    Sydenham Community Hub
    Level 1, 1 Station Street,
    Watergardens Town Centre, Taylors Lakes
  • Friday 7 July, 10am–12.30pm
    Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
    301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine

Bookings are required three days before each session. RSVP: 9249 4000 or

Interpreters are available on request. For more information visit Brimbank Community Grants or phone 9249 4000.


Have Your Say - Community Consultations

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

Waste Strategy Steering Committee Expression of Interest

Council is seeking Expressions of Interests from local residents/landowners. The role of the Waste Management Strategy Development Steering Committee Committee is to:

  • Provide a forum for sharing ideas and discussions between relevant stakeholders;
  • Complement and add more detailed insights as part of the broader community and stakeholder engagement process;
  • Consider input and feedback derived from Community Consultation Program;
  • Provide feedback on the Draft Waste Management Strategy; and
  • Identify and raise any issues of concern for Council to consider.

Committee members will be selected for their expertise and not as a representative of any group or organisation. For more information, selection criteria and how to apply, visit Have Your Say.

Draft Local Historical Societies Support Policy

A draft policy to formalise Council’s working relationship with local historical societies and friends groups is now on public exhibition. Feedback closes Wednesday 12 July.



The Wind in the Willows, Saturday 8 July, at 10am and 1pm

Relive the enchanting children’s tale of the value of friendship these school holidays when The Wind in the Willows comes to the Bowery Theatre, St Albans.

Tickets: $10 or family tickets of four $25. Book now at Eventbrite.

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