Brimbank,
24
January
2017
|
01:16
Australia/Melbourne

What’s your big idea for Brimbank?

Summary

We're asking you to have your say about what you'd like to see Council focus on to keep improving Brimbank.

Mayor Cr John Hedditch said the Council was running ten community consultation sessions as well as asking for feedback online to help Council decide its budget and plans for future projects and services.

“We are asking the community, ‘what’s your big idea for Brimbank?’ and in fact we are interested in all ideas – big and small – to help us create a City we can all be proud of.

“As elected representatives we see our role very much as putting the community first in everything we do. This includes the services we deliver, the infrastructure we build and maintain and how we support our local community.

“We will use this feedback to inform our long term community plan, the next four year Council plan as well as our budget for next year.

“This is about having a real conversation about what our community sees as the priorities for the future.

Consultation Period and Sessions

“The consultation period is between 7 February and 7 March – we have information available on our website and throughout our Council facilities including libraries, leisure centres and community centres and neighbourhood houses.

 Date/Day

Time

Venue

Thursday 9 February

10am – 12 noon

Derrimut Community Centre, 30 Lennon Parkway, Derrimut

Monday 13 February

6 – 8pm

West Sunshine Community Centre , 25 Kermeen Street, West Sunshine

Tuesday 14 February

10am – 12 noon

Overnewton Gatehouse Hall, 804A Old Calder Hwy, Keilor

Thursday 16 February

6 – 8pm

Biggs Street Meeting Room, St Albans

Monday 20 February

10 am – 12 noon

Sydenham Neighbourhood House, Level 1, 1 Station Stree, Taylors Lakes

Thursday 23 February

10 am – 12 noon

Grantham Green Hall, 69 Grantham Parade, St Albans

Thursday 23 February

6 – 8pm

Salvation Army Hall, 42 Devonshire Road, Sunshine

Thursday 2 March

10 am – 12 noon

Community Plus, 822 Ballarat Road, Deer Park

Thursday 2 March

6 – 8pm

Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Road, Keilor

Monday 6 March

6 – 8pm

Deer Park Hall, 50 Station Rd, Deer Park

Can't Make a Session? Submit Online!

“If people can’t make it to one of the sessions we encourage them to visit our website and submit feedback online. We have set up a Big Ideas webpage  for you to have your say.

“For people who don’t use computers we have reply paid postcards available at Council centres, please make sure you post or return them by 7 March when the consultation period ends.

“We want to hear from as many of our community members as possible.

And a Giveaway

As an extra incentive we are giving away 12x$50 vouchers to participants – both at the sessions and online.

Following this consultation period Council will prepare its annual budget for 2017/2018 and four year Council Plan from 2016-2020.

“Once these documents have been reviewed by Council they will go out for a further consultation period before they are formally endorsed,” Cr Hedditch said.