Stage 1: Contribute
We are currently assessing the submissions we received.
We gave the Merri-bek community a say in projects, initiatives, or programs that Council could include as part of the 2023/24 Budget.
A proposed total of $250,000 was made available (subject to Council budget adoption) as part of the Community Budget Ideas Program.
Merri-bek residents, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and organisations were all welcome to contribute.
Although $250,000 was allocated to community budget ideas, because of the high level of community engagement, Council has funded the top 3 projects, as supported by the community and has also selected an additional 3 projects for further funding. In total, we have provided $278,000 for community ideas and incorporated them into the budget.
These projects have now been included in the 2023-24 Budget:
As voted by the community:
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