Get the Buzz - News and What's On - Tuesday 4 July 2017


• Sunvale Community Park Construction Begins

• Annual Hard Waste Collection Underway

• Calling Emerging Writers

• Wildflower Working Bee – Kororoit Creek Wildflower Garden

• Have Your Say - Community Consultations

• Announcements - The Wind in the Willows

Sunvale Community Park Construction Begins

Construction of the highly anticipated Sunvale Community Park is now underway – after Brimbank Mayor Cr John Hedditch ceremonially turned the first sod last week.

This fantastic park development will create an important and highly valued community asset for the people of Sunshine.

Sunvale Community Park will fill a long term gap in community access to open space – by creating a high quality park with wonderful green space and recreation facilities.

The wider Sunshine community, and in particular the members of Friends of Sunvale Community Park, has played a key role in this project – from ensuring this land remained in public hands to providing important input to help inform the development of a Masterplan for the site.

Commencement of works at Sunvale is the latest development under Council’s Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan.

The investment by Council and the State Government in the development of Sunvale Community Park continues the positive impact that Creating Better Parks is having on the Brimbank community.

Construction, in line with the Sunvale Community Park Master Plan adopted in June 2016, will include:

  • Dedicated play spaces for varying age groups, including water play for younger children and multi-purpose skateable space for all ages
  • A large, green ‘kick a ball’ space for active play, passive recreation and outdoor cinema use
  • A diagonal central pedestrian spine with solar lighting, facilitating access through the park
  • An Indigenously-themed circuit path network featuring exercise stations and integrated with a path, providing frontage and access to the adjacent residential development
  • An edible garden for use by all the community
  • The retention of existing trees and planting of numerous large, new shade trees – Morton Bay Figs
  • A picnic shelter with BBQ facilities
  • A pavilion with flexible kiosk and toilet which is now being further developed
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design elements, including harvesting and treatment of stormwater from Neil Street and potentially the adjacent development, and an underground storage tank to allow for irrigation of the park. 


Annual Hard Waste Collection Underway 

Our Hard Waste collection started Monday 3 July and finishes on Friday 11 August. Get rid of your unwanted hard waste without going to the tip or hiring a skip bin.

  • Use our My Area Profile page to find your Hard Rubbish Collection Week. Just enter your address.

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.

A copy of the brochure and details of collection weeks are available on our Hard Rubbish page. If you're worried you haven't got the information brochure, contact Brimbank Customer Service on 9249 4000.


Calling Emerging Writers

Are you an emerging writer or performer who lives, works or studies in Brimbank, or feels connected to the area? Do you have a reading, writing or storytelling event you would like to present during the 2017 Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival?

The annual Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival offers a 10 day program of workshops, author talks, panel discussions, storytelling and more, at no charge to the community.

This year, the festival will take place from 9-18 November, and will include a number of local events including:

  • A panel discussion for three authors or emerging writers to showcase their published work.
  • An open event, for individuals or community groups, which could include a workshop, spoken word performance, public reading, book launch or exhibition.

Visit Brimbank readers and Writers Festival for entry details. Submissions close Thursday 13 July.


Wildflower Working Bee – Kororoit Creek Wildflower Garden

Thursday 6 July, 10am-12noon

Help keep our wildflower display gardens in great condition. Learn how to grow local native plants in your own garden, and join us for a warming cup of tea afterwards.

This is an outside activity, please remember to:

  • bring along your own gardening gloves and water bottle
  • wear a pair of sturdy shoes, long trousers, long sleeve top and hat
  • use public transport, walk or cycle where possible.

For the comfort of all, please leave your pets at home. Children under 16 must be supervised.

  • Where: Kororoit Creek Wildflower Garden
    end of Davitt Drive, Deer Park.

More information: visit 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.

Strategic Framework for Library Collections for 2017-2020.

The framework is part of Council’s five-year Library Strategy which was adopted early last year to prioritise service planning and delivery across Brimbank’s library service to meet changing community needs.

It provides a roadmap for collection development and guides Council’s investment in library collections. Provide feedback by Wednesday 19 July. For more information visit Have Your Say.

Draft Transport Disadvantage Policy

Many areas in Brimbank don't have close access to public transport routes, and there's increasing pressure to provide transport services to meet the community's needs. The draft Brimbank Transport Disadvantage Policy aims to:

  • Inform the development and delivery of affordable and accessible transport solutions.
  • Contribute to reducing the nature and extent of transport disadvantage in Brimbank and strengthen local cohesion.
  • Provide a platform with which to advocate for increased funding and resources to strengthen social cohesion and community wellbeing.

For more information visit Have Your Say online! Submit feedback by 5pm, Friday 21 July.

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