Take your pick as projects revealed
Wodonga residents have the opportunity to pick local projects and ideas that can transform their community through the State Government's Pick My Project.
Voters can visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au, register and select their local community by searching for their street address or suburb, or by dropping a pin on the map.
Residents aged 16 and over can now vote for their favourite project ideas in their community.
The State Government provided $30million for the Pick My Project in the budget, which has been divided between six metropolitan and nine regional areas.
Project ideas with the most votes in each area will be invited to enter into a funding agreement for their project, with between $20,000 and $200,000 available for each project idea.
The finalists for Wodonga include:
- Learn Support Lead: Activating female leaders in sport
- See Us. Hear Us. A project that provides marginalised youth with a voice.
- Primary SySTEM Connect Wodonga. A project that educates youth about STEM study/employment options in the region.
- Life Intended Youth - young entrepreneurs. This is a mentor-ship and retreat program designed to accelerate potential youth.
- Community Branch. An app for finding community groups.
- 3rd Wodonga Scouts disabled access and toilet. The group would like to build access and toilets for people with a disability to aid inclusiveness.
- Netball Wodonga Inc. The group is seeking funding for the construction of shelters and seating for the netball community.
- Big ideas for small business. People with disability are seeking to create micro-businesses for employment using individual strengths and interests.
- Heart of Wodonga Street Festival. A street festival to celebrate Wodonga's progress: past, present and future.
- Wheelies of Wodonga. Introductory wheelchair basketball sessions for junior and senior participants.
- Mobile food pantry. A mobile pantry that brings nourishing food to small, rural towns for families in need.
- Our Table 2 Yours. Upgrade of kitchen equipment to help provide food to the disadvantaged.
- Melrose Primary School. Upgrade the boys and girls toilets to 2018 standards.
- Gateway Island Tree Top Trail. Construct 1km elevated trail and hand rail of three bridges.
- Healing place for Aboriginal women. Funding to provide a healing place for Aboriginal women.
To support the voting phase, the Pick My Project engagement team will be on the road visiting more than 50 locations across the state.
They’ll be running a series of face-to-face voting 'help desks', as well as workshops for applicants on how to promote their project. Wodonga's help desk session will be held on Thursday, August 23 from 10.30am to 1.30pm at Trudewind Rd Neighbourhood House - 44 Quirk Court, Wodonga.
Voting is open until 5pm, Monday, September 17, 2018.
For more information, to register and vote visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au.