Brimbank Reusable Goods Drop-off Day returns

With the Brimbank Reusable Goods Drop-off Day around the corner, now is a good time to look around the house for items you no longer want, and take them along to this no charge event being held in Keilor Park. Come along on Saturday 3 December, from 9am and you can conveniently drop off unwanted […]

National Recycling Week in Brimbank

National Recycling Week starts Monday 7 November, and one great way to get involved in Brimbank is by taking part in Australia’s biggest annual event for lovers of pre-loved buying and selling – the Garage Sale Trail. It runs over two weekends on 12-13 & 19-20 November. Brimbank residents can register for free by visiting […]

New grant will help local government tackle climate change impacts

The Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action (WAGA) will lead a project that will help local government manage the risks of increased and more severe heatwaves and storms due to climate change. WAGA, a partnership of seven councils in Melbourne’s west, hosted by Brimbank Council, applied for and won the grant for $235,000 from the Emergency […]

Solar sports program kicks off

The Brimbank Solar Sports Program is kicking goals for the planet and local sports clubs. Solar PV units will be installed at Council’s sport facilities to reduce their greenhouse emissions as part of this capital works project. This will help Council achieve its goal of zero carbon emissions for the Brimbank municipality by 2040, part […]

Big wins for Sunshine Leisure Centre at gala awards night

Congratulations to the team at Sunshine Leisure Centre for winning four awards at the Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Industry Gala Awards this week. These annual awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the aquatic and leisure industry, and attracted 170 nominations over 25 categories. Sunshine Leisure Centre was nominated for seven awards and won four of […]

Follow these steps to go all-electric in your home

The time is now to transition to a clean 100% renewable energy economy, using solar, wind and energy storage for all power needs. Switching from gas appliances to modern, efficient electric appliances for heating and cooking in the home is a great place to start! Making the switch will improve your home comfort, air quality […]

Working towards less waste to landfill

Brimbank Council continues to work towards increasing recycling and reducing waste to landfill in the community. So how did we go in the last financial year? About 42 per of Brimbank’s waste was diverted away from landfill. That’s 31,787 tonnes of waste recycled, according to the Waste, Recycling and Litter Strategy Community Report Card for […]

Grants worth $5,000 for youth focused projects on offer

Groups working with Brimbank’s young people are encouraged to apply for funding of up to $5,000 through the 2022 Brimbank Community Fund (BCF) grants program. This year’s grants focus on the community priorities of youth wellbeing and mental health. This includes projects that: improve the education, employment and wellbeing of Brimbank’s young people Improve services […]

Health partners take peek at new wellness hub

Some special visitors recently took a peek inside the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre, as it gets closer to being finished. They are the heads of the health and wellbeing services that will deliver their specialist services from the state-of-the-art wellness hub. Those partners are National Disability Insurance Scheme provider Distinctive Options, community support agencies […]

Next steps revealed for recycling reforms

Brimbank’s waste and recycling service will remain unchanged for now, while Council continues to evaluate the best way to roll out the Victorian Government’s four-bin waste and recycling service model. At its Council Meeting on 19 July, Council received the results of extensive community consultation on the State Government’s waste and recycling reforms. Consultation included […]