All-year quick and responsive community grants now open for applications

A new year-round Brimbank Quick Response Grants Program is now open for applications from not-for-profit organisations, community groups and organisations. The new program offers two types of grants: Establishment Grants – up to $1,500 Responsive Grants – up to $2,000 The grants are designed to help: deliver projects that improve community health and wellbeing support […]

Have your say now on our draft 2024-2026 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Brimbank Council is seeking public feedback on the draft 2024-2026 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to foster greater unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Brimbank community. Council remains committed to ensuring the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are celebrated throughout our city. “Brimbank […]

Operation Sandon

An Opinion piece by Councillor Bruce Lancashire, Mayor of the City of Brimbank As a qualified town planner and civil engineer, and current Mayor of the City of Brimbank, I’ve been watching with great interest discussions coming out of IBAC’s Operation Sandon Report into corrupt conduct involving councillors and property developers in the City of […]

Brimbank is home to a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre

A new community-led Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre called ‘Cooinda’ was officially opened in the City of Brimbank this week. Council has joined with Cooinda Community Group to provide a culturally safe and welcoming space that offers programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Brimbank. “We are delighted to have a place where […]

Stay cool and responsible – get your cat spayed or neutered

By popular demand, Brimbank’s cat desexing offer is back. Council is working with Westside Community Desexing to again offer a discounted price on cat desexing options for a limited time. The program is available to Brimbank residents only, with a maximum of two per household. Special offer: Brimbank residents will pay $99.00 and for concession […]

Celebrate NAIDOC Week in Brimbank

An official flag raising ceremony, an art exhibition, workshops and games are among the highlights of NAIDOC Week in Brimbank from 2-9 July 2023. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme ‘For Our Elders’ recognises the important role and prominent place our […]

News from the Chamber – June 2023

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An update from the most recent Council Meeting that took place on 20 June 2023. More information is available at 2023 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes. Adoption of Year Three Council Plan Annual Action Plan and Budget Council adopted the final Annual Budget and Council Plan Annual Action Plan for 2023-2024, following extensive community consultation. […]

A new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Hub

Council has joined forces with Cooinda Community Group to pilot a culturally safe and welcoming space that offers programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Brimbank. It’s still early days and activities are starting out small and will develop over time. For now, Cooinda are operating three days a week from Romsey Villa in […]

A little kitten tale to warm your heart

One day, not so long ago, someone attending a Council facility at the St Albans Senior Citizens Centre on Arthur Street could hear some muffled kitten sounds coming from behind a wall, and realised it must somehow be trapped in there. Thankfully they let staff know straight away and the right people at Council were […]

Let’s Talk sessions to meet and greet Brimbank Councillors

Council is pleased to be hosting two more Let’s Talk Brimbank sessions before the end of the year in Keilor and Sunshine. The sessions offer the Brimbank community an opportunity to meet their local Councillors, have a conversation about what Council is doing in the community, and to ask questions in an informal setting. Information […]