Learn more about what kind of ideas we are looking for and who can submit
We’re looking for projects that will make Hobsons Bay an even more vibrant, welcoming and exciting place to live, work, study and visit. Projects that deliver something special to support people in our community.
Capital work projects will not be considered. Capital works projects include road upgrades, park and/or playground upgrades and improvements, community gardens, and physical infrastructure.
Each idea must fall within the $50,000 idea cap. The selected projects will be delivered by the team at Hobsons Bay City Council in the 2023/24 financial year.
Some inspiration! To get you thinking, click here to look at the 2022/23 funded projects.
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What type of projects can be submitted?
We are looking for community focused project ideas that support our vision of creating an inclusive, empowered, sustainable and visionary community. Projects can solve a problem for your local area or be initiatives that bring people together.
Your idea should help make Hobsons Bay an even better place to live, work, study, invest and visit.
All projects need to:
Please note, selected projects will be delivered on your behalf by Hobsons Bay City Council. If you or your organisation wish to deliver our own project, program or initiative, keep an eye out for the Make it Happen community grants which open early next year.
Who can submit a project?
Pitch Your Project is open to all Hobsons Bay residents (of all ages!), community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and organisations. If you have an idea, share it with us!
If you’re not part of the Hobsons Bay community, sorry, you can’t submit a project. But you could move here!
What can’t be submitted?
Projects which will exceed the $50,000 individual project budget.
Capital work projects are planned and delivered as part of the annual budgeting process. Capital works projects include road upgrades, park master planning, playground improvements.
Grants for community groups and sports clubs. These need to be submitted through the community grants process. Please click here to view the community grants webpage.
Terms and conditions:
All submitted projects will be assessed by the team at Hobsons Bay City Council and a shortlist created.
The shortlisted projects will be shared with the Hobsons Bay community to vote for their favourite.
Voting on the shortlist will open in April 2023.
The winning projects will be funded and delivered Council in the 2023/24 financial year.
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