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The pick of the bunch

Tue 16 October, 2018

The votes are in and winners have been announced for the Pick My Project initiative.  Three submissions from Banyule were selected from 237 project ideas to receive a share of $30 million in community grant funding from the Victorian Government.

The three projects in Banyule that will receive a financial boost are: The Banyule Sugar Glider Project in Montmorency, which invites residents to become stewards for wildlife; an all-weather sport and recreation pitch for St Francis Xavier Primary School; and the Community Solar Installation project, which will install solar panels for community groups.

“Well done to all those who thought up and submitted projects to improve their community and a big congratulations to the projects that were selected to receive funding,” Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale said.

“I look forward to seeing these projects become a reality and the positive impact they will have on the wider community and the environment,” Cr Di Pasquale said. “It’s great to see the Victorian Government supporting these local projects.”

During the five-week voting period, over 95,000 Victorians cast votes for their favourite project ideas in their local community.

Under the Pick My Project initiative, Victorians were invited to vote for their three favourite project ideas in their local community. Voters were able to select from a minimum of 30 project ideas, with residents in metropolitan Victoria shown project ideas within 5km of their local community, while those in regional Victoria were shown project ideas within 50km.