An update from the most recent Council Meeting that took place on 19 July 2022.
More information is available at 2022 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
Draft Brimbank Carer Support Plan 2022- 2025
Council endorsed the draft Brimbank Carer Support Plan 2022-2025 for community consultation, which is aligned with the priorities in the Victorian Carer Strategy 2018-2022.
The draft Plan seeks to build stronger service partnerships with key agencies, which will help Council broaden the range of support services and improve accessibility for the community.
A 12 month pilot of a Carers Hub within the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness precinct (at the Keilor Downs Community Centre) was also endorsed to enable carer access to support, wellbeing and educational programs and services.
Community consultation on the draft Carer Support Plan will open soon on Council’s Your Say Brimbank website.
Draft Disability Action Plan 2022-2026
Council endorsed Brimbank’s draft Disability Action Plan 2022-2026 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 needed.
Feedback received from consultation will help shape the final draft Plan to be presented at a future Council meeting to be considered for adoption.
Public consultation on the Draft Plan opens from 26 July 2022 to 23 August 2022 and will be available at Your Say Brimbank
Waste Reforms – July 2022 Update
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 a community survey online and in-person, focus groups and local shopping centre engagement with residents.
Council’s opt-in green waste service changed this month as part of the reforms. From 1 July, users of the green waste service can now add food scraps to this bin. Council will receive a further report about options to extend this service to all residents by July next year.
Council also agreed to delay the introduction of a new separate glass collection service until the impacts of the proposed State Government’s Container Deposit Scheme are better known.
While the community feedback raised concerns about changing to a 4-bin residential kerbside waste and recycling model at this stage, it was identified as the best option for cost and environmental impact.