Learn about electric vehicles online

With huge rises in petrol prices and a change in Federal Government, 2022 has been a year of upheaval for energy and support for action on climate change. There is a growing understanding of the harmful impacts of fossil fuels and Australia is now getting ready to transition to 100% renewable energy. There is no […]

Call for better bus services in Melbourne’s west

Brimbank Council is again calling on the Victorian Government to upgrade bus services in Melbourne’s west after university research identified inefficiencies and recommended improvements. A recent briefing paper from the University of Melbourne highlighted urgent upgrades that were needed to bus services to significantly improve access to regular, reliable public transport for people across the […]

Young Victorians to end stigma around discussion of mental health

By Grace Loke Tze Tan A group of young Victorians from Melbourne’s northern community college successfully passed a Bill seeking to mandate counselling sessions in secondary schools at the Youth Parliament program. Gabrielle Edwards, Maneesha Perera, Kate Hobbs, Ashlee Nguyen, Jade Luu and Natalie Watson developed the Compulsory counselling sessions in high school Bill for […]

Draft Disability Action Plan 2022-2026 now open for public consultation

Brimbank’s draft Disability Action Plan 2022-2026 is open for public consultation to help guide Council’s priorities in supporting people with disability to live connected, inclusive lives. The aim of the Action Plan is to reduce barriers for people with a disability in accessing goods, services and facilities, and drive change in attitudes and practices where […]

Have your say in the future of our water

You’re invited to have your say as we help secure Greater Melbourne’s water supply for the next 50 years, through the draft ‘Water for Life’ strategy. Victoria’s climate is becoming hotter and drier, and our region’s population is set to double by 2070, meaning more people relying on our precious supply of water. The strategy […]

Wildflowers in schools

The Wildflowers in Schools program will continue for a third year in 2022 and we are currently looking for schools who would like to participate. This program is provided at no-charge and is supported by the Dame Phyllis Frost Women’s Centre nursery in Ravenhall, who have kindly offered to grow seedlings for us again this […]

Keilor Police Hut project wins prestigious award

Brimbank’s Keilor Police Hut, a heritage structure of state significance, has won a prestigious award at the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Awards 2022 for its conservation and relocation project. Imported into Australia during the Gold Rush, this corrugated iron-clad heritage building is one of the very few surviving examples of a 1850s pre-fabricated building […]

Adopted 10 Year Asset Plan informed by community consultation

Brimbank has adopted a 10 Year Asset Plan which will guide Council in maintaining, renewing, expanding or upgrading our public assets. “Responsible and sustainable management of our public assets is a priority for Brimbank, and our first ever 10 Year Asset Plan will guide our approach,” Brimbank Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen said. Public assets can […]

Express your interest in joining the Mt Derrimut Road Stakeholder Liaison Group

Article by Level Crossing Removal Project The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing the level crossing at Mt Derrimut Road by building a rail bridge over the road, and a new Deer Park Station and bus interchange. Removing this level crossing will create better connections for the community and ease delays for the 23,000 vehicles […]

Take Up Space Festival

The cool folks over at @genwest_ are hosting a FREE festival for young adults in Melbourne’s West! On Saturday 18 June come along to Sydenham Neighborhood House for the TAKE UP SPACE Festival and experience a fun day of workshops exploring topics like: healthy relationships bodies and pleasure mental health and learning skills for job applications. […]