Brimbank environment events update - April 2022
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Join the 100% Renewable Brimbank Revolution

Brimbank Council is committed to leading our community to achieve zero-net greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The key task: ‘electrify everything’ with 100% renewable electricity from solar, wind and water for a cleaner, greener, cooler and healthier Brimbank.
The next step is the 100% Renewable Brimbank program.
The program’s launch kicks off on Saturday 9 April with a no-charge community event to help residents, businesses and community groups find the best renewable electricity solutions for their needs.
There are lots of things residents and businesses can do to achieve 100% renewable electricity. It is not only good for the environment, but the hip pocket too.
The 100% Renewable Brimbank launch event will include presentations, workshops and displays on topics including solar panels and batteries, electric heating and cooling appliances, and government rebates to make it all cheaper to do.
Take home a complimentary native plant and enjoy a tea or coffee from Hamed’s Persian Kitchen.
So join us on Saturday 9 April, anytime between 10am and 1pm at St Albans Community Centre. Go to to register and learn more.

Providing a COVID Safe Environment at our Events

As we return to in-person activities, scheduled Brimbank City Council events will be managed in alignment with the current COVIDSafe settings in Victoria and all attendees will be required to follow the present guidelines. For up-to-date health information visit

To help us manage our events safely, we continue to require all attendees to register beforehand on the Brimbank events page.

The Grassland Games - great school holiday activity!

The Green Lab @ Iramoo, in conjunction with Brimbank City Council, invites local residents to participate in the 2022 April school holiday Grassland Games! Enjoy a morning or an afternoon of fun at Isabella Williams Memorial Park, the home of one of Brimbank’s special grassland reserves.

Come ready for action, as we hop, jump, roll and run with nature. We will host a range of traditional picnic games….but with a grassland twist.

Suitable for ages 5-12. BYO blindfold for the games, a picnic rug, water bottle and sun protection.

Where: Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve, 56 Opie Rd, Deer Park
When: Wednesday 20 April, 10am & 1.30pm (two sessions available)
Register here

Sydenham Park twilight walking tour

Experience the varied landscapes of the park at twilight on a guided walk. You may be lucky enough to spot a wedge-tailed eagle fly over!

We'll be looking at the plants and animals that are present on the site. You'll learn about the re-vegetation works that have occurred over the years, and our plans to continue this important work into the future.

Joined by Lauren Tworkowski from Southern Fauna & Ecology, we'll bring out the spotlights once the sun goes down, to see if we can spot any native animals passing by.

Please bring a sturdy pair of closed-toe shoes, as we will be walking up and down some steep tracks.

Where: Sydenham Park, Farr Parkway, Keilor North
When: Thursday 21 April, 5pm
Register here

Saving Seeds, Growing Communities

Learning to save seeds is a wise move for any gardener.

Join passionate gardener and sustainable food systems advocate Kat Lavers as she explains the value of seed saving, and take home a new plant and seeds.

Where: Keilor Library, Old Calder Hwy, Keilor
When: Thursday 28 April 2022, 5.30pm
Register here

Join the City Nature Challenge!

We encourage local residents to head out to your local park or reserve, to snap pictures of nature and join in the challenge on the weekend of 29th April - 2nd May 2022! All you need to do is download the iNaturalist app.

Community groups might enjoy getting together and holding an event to join the challenge together.

We'll be giving away a free copy of 'Habitat' by AB Bishop - a fantastic book to help you be inspired to plant habitat in your own garden. The winner will have the most entries on iNaturalist during the challenge period, in the Brimbank area.

Register here to stay up to date on the challenge and to receive notifications on related upcoming events.
2022 Digital Brimbank Environmental Events Calendar

Don't forget, you can always plan ahead and book into a future environment event planned for this year.

View the 2022 event calendar here.

My Smart Garden Workshops

My Smart Garden hosts a range of events and workshops to encourage sustainable gardening. Please see the links below to book your ticket:

Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners
Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
When: Sunday 3 April 2022, 10am
Register here

Preserving Your Backyard Olive Harvest
Online workshop
When: Wednesday 6 April 2022, 7pm
Register here

Lost Lands Found Eco-Art Biodiversity Tours
 Central Park, 148 Burke Road, Malvern East
When: Saturday 9 April 2022, 10.30am (session 1)
Register here

When: Saturday 9 April 2022, 12pm (session 2)
Register here
Out and about in Brimbank

Must visit - Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve

Did you know that we have a conservation-managed grassland reserve that is nearly 2 hectares in size, right next to the Isabella Williams Memorial Park? This site supports a critically endangered vegetation community which includes Pimelea spinescens, a critically endangered plant species.

You might also enjoy the seed orchard of indigenous wildflowers and the sculpture by artist Damian Vick, titled 'Bifurcation'.

Join our upcoming school holiday activity, The Grassland Games on Wednesday 20th April at the reserve. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.

Image: Creative Brimbank

Exhibition: The Brimbank Tempestry Project

The Tempestry Project is a global climate data visualisation project using fibre art to capture the changing climate of places over time.

As part of the Community Climate Solutions project, Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House volunteers produced a local version which will be exhibited at Brimbank Libraries in April and May during library opening hours. No cost and no bookings required.

Where: Sydenham Library, 1 Station St, Taylors Lakes
When: Tuesday 5 April - Sunday 24 April

Where: Sunshine Library, 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine
When: Monday 2 May - Sunday 29 May

Get involved

A new 4-bin waste service is coming to Brimbank

From 2023, Brimbank will start making changes to waste services - these changes will impact bin sizes, collection frequency and how you separate your waste, as well as the colour of the bin lids. Our proposal has been considered and made in consultation with experts and industry. We welcome your feedback, including positive comments, on how this change will affect you and your household.

Have your say - Take a survey (around 10 minutes). Survey closes Monday 4th April.

Watch and learn: The Climate Crisis - A Different Lens 

Get involved by learning more about climate change from the experts and hear about the problems we now face. Be inspired and watch the video (around 10 minutes) here. The climate crisis is the latest episode in A Different Lens documentary series, highlighting the need to provide culturally-relevant climate change information to ensure we all understand how climate change is affecting our health and the environment.

Why not learn more about what is happening with our climate now in Australia, and be inspired to stand together as a community to face this challenge.

Have Your Say

Sunshine Precinct

The Sunshine Precinct will become the centre of Melbourne's booming west providing key opportunities to boost employment, investment and livability through planning.

Underpinned by fast transport connections to Melbourne’s CBD, Melbourne Airport Rail, the Suburban Rail Loop and regional rail network, the Sunshine Precinct will leverage from the $20 billion investment in infrastructure in Melbourne’s West.  

The project is currently in the public consultation phase, and we encourage residents to become familiar with proposed plans and provide feedback.

Have your say on various aspects of the future Sunshine Precinct here.

Community Awards

Premier's Sustainability Awards

Sustainability Victoria, the Banksia Foundation and Keep Australia Beautiful are excited to announce a new partnership to deliver the Premier's Sustainability Awards in 2022.

Small businesses and community organisations who have demonstrated great environmental leadership with a project completed in 2020 - 2022 are encouraged to apply. Learn more about how to enter the awards by attending an information session on Monday 4th of April. Register for the information session here.

Programs to help you save

Track your energy

Install Powerpal (it's free!) and track which appliances are using the most energy at home, all from an app. You can also see what time you use the most energy at home, in real time. See how it works here.

Take control of your energy use and save on bills! Register here.

If you're ready to go a step further, consider solar panels or purchase 100% green power.

Compost Product Discounts

Improve your soil by creating compost at home! Brimbank residents can still purchase discounted compost bins and worm farms (up to 80% off RRP). Click here to browse the products available, order and complete an online tutorial.

Solar for Business Program

The aim of this initiative is to reduce the upfront cost of the installation of an approved small-scale solar PV systems (up to 30kW). There are rebates available to cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of a rooftop solar system with a maximum of $3,500. All entity types, including businesses who own their premises and those who rent can apply. Charities and not-for profit organisations are also eligible to participate.

To find out more about the application process, please visit the Solar for Business Program website.

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