Getting wild in the West to celebrate culture and diversity

    As a Council, we are so proud of the fact that more than 160 languages are spoken and at least 166 nationalities call this area home.

    That’s why this year we’re dedicating ourselves to helping promote our people, places and opportunities through our ‘Welcome, We Are Brimbank’ campaign.

    2018 is the year we want to shout about all the amazing reasons why people locally and further afield should want to live, work and play here. We aim to support this campaign with a couple of landmark events that will showcase the wide range of international people, food and entertainment available here.

    Most recently Brimbank City Council hosted a pop up event in St Albans – the ‘Welcome, We Are Brimbank Café’. This was a local event created specifically to celebrate traditional food and entertainment provided by members of our community. The event was also part of Victoria’s Cultural Diversity Week celebrations.

    Brimbank is one of the most dynamic municipalities in the West. There is such a wealth of different languages and cultures represented here, which makes for a vibrant and engaging place to live and this is something we feel is worth shouting about.

    We really enjoyed welcoming so many locals and visitors and it was great to see everyone get together to encourage one another to engage and support our neighbours.

    As a Council, it’s our top priority to make Brimbank a place where people can enjoy living, working and having fun in and this is just the beginning.

    This first celebration is part of our new ‘Welcome We Are Brimbank’ campaign which has been developed to show off all the amazing aspects of Brimbank’s diverse communities to the wider Western region and Melbourne. The next milestone event will be announced later this year.

    Throughout 2018, we’ll be working hard to spread the word about local people, your businesses, your community work and the new and emerging opportunities in the area for growth and investment.

    Our content is a labour of love, crafted by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the west. We encourage submissions from our community, particularly stories about your own experiences, family history, local issues, your suburb, community events, local history, human interest stories, food, the arts, and environmental matters. Below are articles created by community contributors. You can find their names in the bylines.

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