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Published Friday 17 August 2018
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Get behind your community’s local ideas by voting in the Pick My Project initiative

Almost 30 local ideas are in the running to be funded through the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project initiative.

The $30 million program was designed for community groups and individuals to submit ideas for projects they would like to see funded – anything from cultural events and festivals to playground upgrades, walking trails or public art displays.

Submissions were open during May and June, and now it’s over to the public to help decide which projects will be funded.

The project which receives the most public votes in each area will receive between $20,000 and $200,000 to make their idea become a reality.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said it was great to have a new funding stream available and she hoped to see a local project funded.

“We have a very active community and it is really encouraging to see such a wide range of projects nominated throughout our shire,” Cr Sanderson said.

“Innovative programs like this are fantastic and I would encourage everyone to jump on to the website, view the nominees and throw their support behind their favourite project.

“It’s a competitive field with so many worthy projects locally as well as across our wider region and the state. We’re a smaller municipality compared to many others, it’s important to vote and help these community driven projects get over the line.”

Visit www.pickmyproject.vic.gov.au to cast your vote before 5pm on Monday 17 September.

MITCHELL SHIRE PROJECTS

  • A historic Visitor Information Centre and exhibition building in Wandong/Heathcote Junction
  • Bringing Spacematch to Mitchell Shire
  • Transition Village in Wallan
  • Inclusive community choir in Wallan
  • Lighting at Wallan Bowling Club
  • The Bush Bus – travelling outdoor playgroup
  • Expand Kilmore Scouts’ storage facilities
  • Garden at Kilmore Creek Walking Track
  • Expand Kilmore Miniature Railway
  • All weather horse riding arena in Seymour
  • Job seeker mobile workshop Budgeting workshop
  • Paper art therapy workshop
  • Social and emotional wellbeing workshop
  • Empowering mothers workshop
  • Vietnam Veterans publication
  • Kings Park Community Centre canteen
  • Underpass street art and lighting installation in Seymour
  • Seymour Car Club meet and display venue
  • Seymour Scouts expansion
  • Multi-purpose space for playgroup and before and after school care in Pyalong
  • Mia Mia Community Hall renovation