Your rates go towards Council services that touch almost every aspect of our lives across a lifetime. This is a snapshot of the services supported by your rates and how much is spent per $1000 of rates collected.
  • Advocacy

    $9.30

    • Community research
    • Advocates for a fair go and fair share of state and federal funding
    • Manages strategic partnerships to improve Brimbank
    • Transforming Brimbank agenda
  • Aged and Disability Services

    $18.60

    • Community transport for older people
    • Senior citizen centres
  • Arts and Culture

    $18.80

    • Public art, art spaces, community festival support, art exhibitions, dance studio, cultural community development programs for all ages
    • Bowery Theatre
  • Capital works, Operations, Assets and Property

    $564.50

    • New building and assets
    • Manages and maintains community buildings and assets
    • Looks after roads, drains and footpaths
    • Responds to emergency call outs 24/7 to assist the community
    • Drainage Maintenance
  • Cleaning, Health, Local Laws, Emergency Management

    $19.50

    • Animal management
    • Parking enforcement
    • School crossings
    • Environmental health and food safety
    • Immunisations
    • Noise and pests
    • Street cleaning, graffiti, litter and dumped rubbish removal
    • Weed control
    • Emergency management
  • Communications, Customer Service & Engagement

    $23.90

    • Seeks community feedback on policies and services
    • Processes customer requests
    • Keeps the community updated through printed information, e-newsletters, the website and social media.
  • Corporate Management and Governance

    $111.80

    • Council meetings, minutes and agendas
    • Freedom of information and privacy
    • Long term financial planning, annual budgeting and financial management
    • Performance reporting, auditing and risk management
    • procurement
    • Human resources and organisational development
    • Information Communication Technology
    • Information Management
    • Innovation
  • Environment and Climate Change

    $16.00

    • Renewable energy and the climate emergency
    • Conservation and biodiversity
    • Integrated water management
    • Contaminated land management
    • Environmental education
  • Family, Children and Youth Services

    $19.40

    • Maternal and child health
    • Family and support services
    • Youth programs and services
  • Future Development

    $17.80

    • Support tourism and economic development
    • Business support
    • Planning Scheme
  • Leisure and Community Facilities

    $14.80

    • Sports field management and allocation to clubs
    • Leisure Centres
    • Keilor Basketball Netball Stadium
    • Keilor Public Golf Course
    • Strategic planning for community infrastructure and sport facilities
    • Hall hire
    • Sports programs and events
  • Libraries and Community Centres

    $27.50

    • Five libraries offering access to a range of collections in print and online
    • Library programs for all ages
    • Public use computers
    • Home library service
    • Free public wifi, places to study
    • Six community centres with classes and programs for all ages and all abilities
    • Brimbank Learning Futures
    • Discover Learning in Brimbank website
  • Planning and Building

    $42.80

    • Planning permits
    • Planning and heritage advice
    • Protects local amenity
    • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal advocacy
    • Monitors major developments and issues building and other safety permits
  • Streetscapes and Open Spaces

    $12.50

    • Design of open spaces
    • Park and street tree planting
    • Urban design frameworks
    • Masterplans for streets and parks
    • Cycling and walking network
    • Public realm policy development
    • Urban Design Principles for all State-led infrastructure project
  • Traffic and Transport

    $19.30

    • Traffic management
    • Road safety
    • Traffic studies
  • Waste and Recycling Services

    $73.40

    • Rubbish, recycling, green and At Call Hard Waste collection
    • Resource recovery centre
    • Waste and recycling education