Project Robin Hood Gives Away $100,000!
The votes are in and the City of Melville is proud to congratulate the eight projects who will receive funding through Project Robin Hood III, a participatory budgeting scheme that asked the community to choose how to spend $100,000.
Nearly 2,500 people from across Melville were involved in making the decision on what projects submitted by community members they would allocate funds to. The community was spoilt for choice with 22 diverse projects to choose from.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said this initiative helped build better neighbourhoods, more connected communities, provided some innovative programs and brings people together to create beautiful spaces for everyone to enjoy.
“Project Robin Hood gives the decision making back to the community and lets the people decide how to improve public spaces, identify needs and bring benefits to local, neighbourhoods,” Mayor Aubrey said.
“It is incredible to see the number of passionate people involved in this project, and I would like to thank and congratulate the applicants, voters, and the dedication of City staff, as without all the people involved this initiative would not have been possible.
“Project Robin Hood was never about winning or losing. It is about the community getting together, trying something new, meeting new people and working together to improve our City’s amenities.
“I look forward to the next stage and seeing these community owned and created projects coming to life here in the City of Melville.
The successful projects receiving funding were (in no particular order):
- A Home for Microbats
- Loki the Therapy Dog
- Nature Play at Attadale Primary School
- Bushfoods and Native Species Community Corridor at Mount Pleasant Primary
- Kidpreneur Market
- Tree Deck Project at Palmyra Primary
- Netball Court Re-surface Project in Attadale
- Talkable – Speech Pathology Project
For these funded projects, the road continues as the City will assign every project an “Ombeardsman” – a City staff member who will provide technical advice, guidance and support.
To find out more about each project and to stay up-to-date with what’s happening near you visit www.melvilletalks.com.au/projectrobinhood.