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Bracks backs plans for west

Former Victorian premier Steve Bracks has met with Brimbank councillors to discuss strategies to address poor health, education and employment outcomes across Melbourne’s west. Mr...

Removing road blocks

Most people take being able to drive for granted, and the Migrant Resource Centre is hoping to make that a reality for more people. The...

Brimbank flushed with success

New public toilets are in the pipeline for key locations around Brimbank. Balmoral Park in Derrimut and Selwyn Park in Albion will have toilets installed...

Brimbank households stay put

By Ewen McRae and Jemimah Clegg   Brimbank properties are among the least likely to be sold in Melbourne, according to new research. Taylors Lakes, Keilor and...

Cash call to help west catch up

Brimbank needs urgent help across a range of areas to bring its “considerably poorer outcomes” up to par with Melbourne averages, the council says. The...

Brothers check mates

Eric and Benjamin Zhang love chess. The Taylors Lakes brothers, aged nine and seven, play each other three times a day, trying to claim bragging...

Hard rubbish time for Brimbank

Brimbank’s annual hard rubbish collection begins next week. This year’s hard waste collection will start on Monday, July 2 and run for six weeks, finishing...

New electorate for Brimbank

A new federal electorate has been created in the heart of Brimbank. The electorate of Fraser, named in honour of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser,...

West needs investment

Regional advocacy group LeadWest has called for an urgent new focus on Melbourne’s West in the face of the rapidly growing population. The lobby group...

Brimbank crime falls

Criminal offences in Brimbank dropped by 5.67 per cent in the 12 months to March. Figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency last week reveal...

Paramedics name danger spots

By Alesha Capone and Charlene Macaulay More than 40 locations in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs have been flagged as potentially dangerous for paramedics. Ambulance Victoria last...

Council focus on the future

Brimbank council is calling on the community to have a say on what Brimbank should look like in 2040. After releasing its draft Brimbank Community...

Bogut slam dunks Brimbank council

A Hillside man’s efforts to fit nets on basketball rings throughout Brimbank have received a boost. Ben Cassar ran into trouble last month when Brimbank...

Cricket bowled over by popularity

Cricket Victoria plans to work with the Brimbank council to accommodate the rapid growth in the game. Cricket Victoria’s Infrastructure Strategy identified the western metro...

Farm days over at Horseshoe Bend

There are no plans to restore Keilor’s historic Horseshoe Bend farm to a functioning farm. The 26-hectare reserve was re-opened to the public in 2016,...

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Growing a more conscious farming future

A Keilor not-for-profit organisation is striving to create the next generation of sustainable farmers with a focus on stewarding lands and caring for community,...

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