‘You Choose’ community funding program - Voting Opens

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 at 10:21:00 AM

You Choose how you would like to allocate a funding pool of $100,000 to your favourite community projects.

Mayor, Grant Henley said “Over the past few months, the community have developed their project ideas that bring people together and contribute to vibrant, connected and sustainable neighbourhoods.”

“We received 26 great submissions as titled below, in the order they were received as listed below:

  • Busselton Street Art Project – City Lane
  • Seniors Computer Lessons
  • Child Cyber Safety
  • Community Reading Engagement
  • Ludlow Tuart Forest Heritage Walk Trail
  • FireWise Demonstration Garden
  • Enclosed BBQ Undercover Area
  • Vasse Fathering Project
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Busselton Hospice Care Lasting Words
  • Busselton and Dunsborough Community Radio
  • Discover Busselton
  • Supporting Pets of Older Persons
  • Shelterbags
  • Love Living with Wildlife
  • Piazza on Prince
  • Let it Grow Dunsborough
  • Vasse River Goldrush 2022
  • Taking’ it to the Streets
  • Bay Life Community Café Outdoor
  • Adventure Sailing
  • Rescue of the SS Georgette
  • Travel the Whale Highway
  • Busselton Woodturners Equipment Expansion
  • Sky Stories Light Show
  • Waste Not Want Not

Now it’s over to the community to choose which projects they’d like to see funded.”

The Mayor said “The community plays a key role in choosing which projects receive funding. The most popular projects, as selected by you, are then put to Council for endorsement. I’d encourage people to take a look at the information on each project, available on the voting page, and get involved.

Residents and ratepayers can start choosing their preferred projects from Friday 21 January. Voting closes on Thursday 17 February, 2022.

Visit www.busselton.wa.gov.au/council/community-funding-and-grants You Choose Program for more information and to start voting.

You Choose is a pilot program providing the community with an opportunity to participate in the allocation of part of the City’s budget using an on-line budgeting tool.

For enquiries email the You Choose Team on You.Choose@busselton.wa.gov.au or call (08) 9781 0444.

**Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes, Leadership: A Council that connects with the community and is accountable in its decision making.

Ends. Media enquiries can be directed to media@busselton.wa.gov.au 

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