We're giving the Moreland community a say in projects, initiatives, or programs to be included as part of the 2022-23 Budget.

A proposed total of $250,000 is available (subject to Council budget adoption) as part of the Community Initiative Budget Program.


The initiatives we received

In the first round of our engagement, we received an impressive number of community submissions. We thank the community for the time and effort they put into this process.

We now have 32 projects, initiatives, or programs that Council could include as part of the 2022-23 Budget.


The voting we received

In the second round of our engagement, we received votes from 1,412 people in the community. Each person had 3 votes to allocate which means that 4,237 votes were received in total.


The outcome

Although $250,000 was initially available for this process $462,500 worth of ideas were selected for inclusion in the draft budget.

The ideas included in the 2022-2026 draft Budget are:

  • Harold Stevens Athletics Track Fences $150,000;
  • Merri Creek Trail: Seating Installation Blitz (25 seats) $87,500;
  • Hadfield Sporting Club Scoreboard $85,000;
  • Community Access to a Commercial Kitchen $70,000;
  • Extending the Youth Holistic Outreach Program (YHOP) $60,000; and
  • Northside Renters Rights Info Nights $10,000.


How does it work?

  • Stage 1: Contribute

    We received many impressive submissions.

    32 have be selected for the second stage - Support.


  • Stage 2: Support

    1,412 people in the community supported their favourite initiatives


  • Stage 3: Outcomes

    Ideas that have been included in the draft budget will be announced on the 28th April


What we said previously in Stage 1: Contribute

Do you have a great initiative for a one-off community program or project?

This is your chance to submit a project, initiative, or program that Council could include as part of the 2022-23 Budget.

A proposed total of $250,000 is available (subject to Council budget adoption) as part of the Community Initiative Budget Program.

Moreland residents, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and organisations are all welcome to contribute.

Selection criteria

Your initiative must:

  • demonstrate a strong community benefit
  • align to a strategy or policy of the Council Plan 2021 - 2025
  • cost less than $250,000
  • be deliverable by Moreland Council in the 2022/23 financial year

Please note, as per the terms and conditions, we will only accept one submission per individual/group.


What we said previously in Stage 2: Support

How we are collecting your support for your favourite community initiatives

  • You will need to register, in order to support your favourite ideas, online. This is so that we can ensure people are only voting once.
  • Your personal details are only being used to protect the integrity of the vote.
  • Your personal details are protected as per the 'Privacy Collection Statement' in the Terms and conditions.
  • If you aren't comfortable using the online voting form, or you have difficulty using the form, there are two other ways to support your favourite ideas.
    1) Come along to one of our in-person pop up sessions.
    2) Contact us for help to record your favourite ideas. Call customer service on (03) 9240 1111

  • If you click the "SUPPORT" button below, it will take you through to the voting page.

Support your favourite ideas

Read about each community-submitted project idea, and then support them.