News from the Chamber – November 2023

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An update from the most recent Council Meeting that took place on 22 November 2023. More information is available at 2023 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes. Consideration on Introducing Council Public Forums Following debate at the 17 October 2023 Council Meeting, a decision on this matter was deferred to the next practicable Council Meeting being […]

Reusable Goods Drop-off Day supports local charities

Declutter your home, help someone in need and support a more sustainable future by being part of Brimbank’s Reusable Goods Drop-off Day. Brimbank residents can conveniently drop-off their household items for reuse on Saturday 25 November, 2023 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  So come along to the Brimbank Operations Centre carpark, on Stadium Drive in Keilor […]

Electronic waste (E-waste) recycling near you

Are you looking to update your technology this Christmas? New technology is popular on many Christmas wish lists, and can be one of the reasons behind the 30% jump in household waste around the festive season. Remember to responsibly dispose of your e-waste – that is anything with a plug, battery or cord that is […]

Keep these five things out of your mixed recycling bin

It’s National Recycling Week from 13 November, and great time to refresh your recycling knowledge. Here are five items that are often incorrectly placed in mixed recycling bins. These five items do not belong in your mixed recycling bin: recycling in plastic bags soft plastics tissues and paper towels household glass shredded paper Recycling in […]

Do you have a swimming pool or spa?

Pools and spas can be lots of fun, however having one also comes with responsibilities and legal requirements.  Make sure you have a certificate of barrier compliance issued and lodged with Council. If not, you’re infringing the Victorian Government safety laws – and putting yourself and loved ones at risk.  You can give Council’s Building […]

Brimbank, made for business!

Are you looking to set up, grow or relocate your business? Brimbank, as the capital of Melbourne’s west, offers a unique environment for business growth and prosperity. From the iconic Sunshine Harvester Factory to a vibrant multicultural community, Brimbank has a rich legacy and an even more promising future. Boasting a workforce catchment of over […]

Container Deposit Scheme launches in Brimbank

You can now collect and cash-in eligible drink bottles, cartons and cans for 10 cents per item at several locations throughout Brimbank. Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme is a new initiative by the Victorian Government that provides a 10c refund for every eligible drink container returned to a collection point. The scheme is funded by the […]

Share your vision for the future of housing in Brimbank

Have your say on Brimbank Council’s draft strategy to guide housing growth and development to meet Brimbank’s future housing needs. Council endorsed the Draft Brimbank Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy for community consultation at the 17 October Council Meeting. Council’s draft strategy includes a vision for Brimbank to be a city of green, connected and […]

Brimbank wins award for zero-emissions aquatic centre

Brimbank Council has won an award at the 2023 Climate Awards held by Cities Power Partnership recently. Brimbank received the energy efficiency achievement award for its Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre, Australia’s first zero-emissions aquatic centre. Brimbank Mayor, Cr Bruce Lancashire said Council was thrilled with this latest accolade for the facility. “We are very […]

National award for program attracting overseas investors to Brimbank

Brimbank Council has won a national award for a program to attract migrants to move to and open businesses in Brimbank. The Brimbank Investment Attraction Plan for Business Migrants with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Background was a winner at the Economic Development Australia Awards for Excellence last week. It won the Economic Development Equity, […]