GREAT LOCAL IDEAS SECURE FUNDING THROUGH PICK MY PROJECT

There are four important projects on the Bellarine that have secured vital funding through Pick My Project – the Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking program that gives locals the power to choose the projects their community needs.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville MP today announced that these 4 projects will receive almost $700,000 worth of funding to bring them all to life.

This is a Victorian-first initiative where various projects across the State will share in $30 million worth of funding – local ideas and local choices.

The 4 projects on Bellarine to receive funding are:

  • Bellarine’s Nature Therapy – All Abilities Access Track in Ocean Grove
  • Collendina Sports Ground Lighting Project in Ocean Grove
  • The Springs Dell Boardwalk in Clifton Springs
  • Outdoor Gym Equipment Stations in Pt Lonsdale

Through the $30 million Pick My Project initiative, Victorian residents aged 16 and over were given the opportunity to submit their idea for a project or program that made their community a better place to live.

People were then given the chance to vote for their favourite project. More than 95,000 Victorians cast votes, with successful projects receiving grants of between $20,000 and $200,000.

More than 230 projects across Melbourne and regional Victoria received funding through Pick My Project, with funding divided equally between Melbourne and regional Victoria based on the population of each of the six metropolitan and nine regional partnership areas.

To ensure a range of small and large communities had the opportunity to be part of Pick My Project, no more than 50 per cent of a partnership areas funding was awarded to one local government area.

A full list of successful projects is available at pickmyproject.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville MP

“I’m so pleased that these 4 important projects will get the funding and support they needs thanks to this ground-breaking initiative.”

“Pick My Project will make a real difference in these 3 towns and communities across the state – giving locals the power to choose the projects their community needs.”