Do you have a great ‘people focused’ idea for a once-off community program, project or initiative?

Here’s your chance to submit a project, initiative, or program that Council can deliver as part of the 2022-23 Budget.

A proposed total of $600,000 is available (subject to Council budget adoption) as part of the Community Pitch program with up to $50,000 per an idea available.

Hobsons Bay residents, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and organisations can pitch an idea.

All ideas need to demonstrate strong community benefit, align to strategies and priorities of Council Plan 2021 - 2025 and be deliverable by Council between 1 July 2022 and June 30 2023.

Big projects that focus on physical infrastructure such as upgrading parks, community gardens or buildings will not be supported as part of Community Pitch as Council already has an ambitious program of scheduled work for 2022/23. This work will be lead by an Asset Management Strategy which is currently being developed by a community panel.

Ideas will be assessed by Council staff against the selection criteria and the people of Hobsons Bay will be able to vote on their favourite idea early next year.

We can't wait to receive fantastic, community generated ideas for each ward of our great municipality.

Pitch. Vote. Deliver - how will it work?
  • Stage 1: Pitch - the community submit their 'people focused' idea
  • Stage 2: Vote - following an initial assessment by Council staff using the selection criteria, successful ideas will be posted on this site for the community to vote for their favourite
  • Stage 3: Deliver - The most popular ideas will be delivered by Council in 2022/23

Click here to see some examples of project types we can fund.

Submit your idea below and stay tuned to see which ideas are selected for the voting stage!

Remember, ideas must demonstrate a strong community benefit and align to a strategy or policy of Council Plan 2021 - 2025.

A simple way of thinking about demonstrating community benefit is to consider:

  • What is the problem or opportunity?

  • How does it affect or impact the community?

  • What difference would your idea make?