We are giving 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 is available (subject to Council budget adoption) as part of the Community Budget Ideas Program.

Merri-bek residents, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and organisations are all welcome to contribute.

The initiatives we received

We are thrilled to share that we have received a higher number of exciting project submissions than in previous years.

Because of this high number, and the need to check each project to make sure it’s possible for Council to deliver it within the target budget and timeframe, voting will now open on Thursday 15 February instead of 12 February.

All successful submissions will be included in Stage 2.

Help us decide which ones we should fund

Stage 2: Support will be your chance to support some of the initiatives which were submitted by the community, that Council could include as part of the 2024-25 Budget.

How does it work?