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Submissions we received

We received an impressive number of community submissions and we thank the community for the time and effort they put into the first stage of this process.

We now have 26 projects, initiatives, or programs that Council could include as part of the 2023-24 Budget.

We need your help to decide which initiatives will be considered as part of the 2023/24 budget process

You will need to register, in order to support your favourite ideas. This is so that we can ensure people are only voting once.

  1. Find the teal-coloured "LOG IN/JOIN" button at the top of the page and click it to start registering.
  2. Select "LOG IN" if you already have a profile on Conversations Merri-bek OR select "SIGN UP" to create a new profile.
  3. To create your profile you will need to add: Screen name, email address, password, full name and postcode. Check the boxes that apply and click "CREATE ACCOUNT".
  4. Now you can start voting - scroll down to the feedback tool, and pick the three projects you like the most, to register your support for them.
  • You will need to register, in order to support your favourite ideas, online. This is so that we can ensure people are only voting once.
  • Your personal details are only being used to protect the integrity of the vote.
  • Your personal details are protected as per the 'Privacy Collection Statement' in the terms and conditions.
  • If you aren't comfortable using the online voting form, or you have difficulty using the form, there are two other ways to support your favourite ideas.
    1) Come along to one of our pop ups, dates to be confirmed.
    2) Contact us for help to record your favourite ideas. Call customer service on (03) 9240 1111

If you would like to record your support for your favourite ideas in person, or have a chat about them, come along to one of our pop up sessions:

  • Saturday 25 February 2023
    Coburg Farmers Market
    8am - 10am
  • Saturday 25 February 2023
    Fawkner Leisure Centre
    12pm - 2pm
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023
    Glenroy Community Hub
    9:30am - 11:30am
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023
    West Street Shops, Hadfield
    2pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023
    Campbell Turnbull Library, Brunswick East
    10am - 12pm
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023
    Brunswick Library, outside in Parklet on Saxon Street
    2pm - 4pm

Support your favourite initiatives


If you have any trouble completing your vote, you can email us with the names of your three favourite initiatives. Please include your full name, and send your email to

Merri-bek City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Merri-bek, and pays respect to their Elders past and present, as well as to all First Nations’ communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.

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+61 3 9240 1111


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