Impact Brimbank is led by community members who aim to improve community health and wellbeing through the building and harnessing of local community connections.
We design community-led programs such as walking groups, craft afternoons and family activity days to engage new members and promote inclusion in the community.
We will continue to test and develop new programs to understand what works in order to strengthen community connections in Brimbank.
What will Impact Brimbank do?
- Connect organisations, community leaders and residents to develop a common agenda.
- Consult with local communities, businesses, community leaders and governments to develop a strategy and action plan.
- Collaborate with relevant organisations and work with our community to deliver better outcomes.
- Communicate recommendations, measurements and outcomes to drive improvements for our community.
Stay involved in the Impact Brimbank conversation.
Your ideas are helping to shape our conversation and programs. Many hundreds of you have told us what you think will make an impact as we respond to health and social issues and recover from COVID-19.
We are now looking at your ideas and experiences to inform our work so we can all shape solutions for Brimbank’s future.
- If you would like to know more, email CollectiveAction@brimbank.vic.gov.au; or
- Call Council’s Growing Brimbank Program Facilitator on 9249 4000 for more information.
Most importantly, keep talking to others about your ideas for change and tell them about Impact Brimbank.
Who's working on Impact Brimbank?
The Brimbank Collective Action Committee (BCAC) is an Advisory Committee of Council. Community Members were selected in early 2019 to begin work with Councillors to lead, initiate and establish a collective impact project, Impact Brimbank. They are supported by Council staff.
Community members bring a wealth of personal experience and insight, as local residents or people who work or run businesses in Brimbank.
- Joan is a keen golfer who has worked, played competitive sport, and lived in Keilor for 45 years. Joan is an active member of many clubs and committees, giving her hands on experience in understanding the needs of our very diverse community.
- Elissa grew up in the western suburbs and has been a Brimbank resident for 10 years. She's active in her local school Council and community and has a background in healthcare and the arts. Elissa is committed to equitable access to quality education and healthcare for all Brimbank residents.
- Chris came to Australia as a youngster in 1963 and lived in West Sunshine. He moved from Sunshine while his parents stayed in the family home until the last few years. Following a career in telecommunications, Chris volunteers with West Welcome Wagon where he is currently Chair. Chris is passionate about giving newcomers to our country the same opportunity and hope that he enjoyed.