Calling for Project Robin Hood Submissions - $100,000 up for grabs!

The City of Melville is calling the community to get together and submit ideas for Project Robin Hood III to help build better neighbourhoods and more connected communities, with submissions open from Wednesday, 1 February 2017 to Friday, 17 March 2017 for a total project pool of $100,000.

Project Robin Hood (a participatory budgeting initiative) was first launched in 2013, and offers grants of up to $20,000 for community projects and events that have been developed, pitched, presented and then voted on by the community.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said he encourages the community to get involved, submit project or event ideas and work together to create a better City and build stronger more connected neighbourhoods.

“Project Robin Hood is back with double the funding ($100,000). This is a great opportunity for community groups, local businesses, families and friends to get together and submit ideas on how they would create a better neighbourhood and City for everyone,” said Mayor Aubrey

“Project Robin Hood has received many project ideas over the past three rounds, from bike racks to dog parks, community events to public artwork. All ideas are welcome and with the decision making and responsibility in the hands of the community you could see your idea come to fruition in the near future.”

“It has never been easier to apply. Simply visit our new engagement platform Melville Talks and submit your idea with a budget and any images or sketches you may have. Alternatively you can download and print a paper application form and email to or post it to the City of Melville”

“The City has no influence over the project ideas that are submitted or the voting process so it wholly driven by the community.

“The City simply provides the funds and the framework, and it is the people who vote and decide on the outcome. The community will also implement the projects, with support from the City.”

To submit your idea, for more information and to join the conversation, visit

Submissions will be evaluated from Saturday, 18 March by a panel for safety considerations with successful projects advertised for public voting from Monday, 10 April to Sunday, 15 May 2017.

For more information on the history of Project Robin Hood, including previously successful projects, visit