1 January 2021

Submissions for 2021-22 Pitch Your Idea have now closed. We are currently reviewing submissions against the terms & conditions and guidelines. We will notify all submitters as to whether they have been successful in moving to the next stage of this process.


Pitch Your Idea

Do you have a great idea for Hobsons Bay? Now is the time to Pitch Your Idea!

Council is inviting community members to pitch an idea to be included in the Hobsons Bay City Council 2021-22 Budget.

Residents, community groups, sporting associations, businesses and organisations are encouraged to put forward ideas for capital works or community programs and projects to be funded next financial year.

How to pitch your idea

Pitching your idea is easy.

  1. Read the Pitch Your Idea: Terms and Conditions here, or download a copy from the Document Library
  2. Read the Pitch Your Idea: Guidelines here, or download a copy from the Document Library
  3. Click here to submit your idea online

If you require the form in a different format or language, or have any questions in relation to the form, please contact Council’s Community Engagement Team on 1300 179 944 or via email to communityengagement@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au.

Submissions close at midnight, Thursday 31 December 2020.

Pitch Your Idea

Do you have a great idea for Hobsons Bay? Now is the time to Pitch Your Idea!

Need help with your pitch?

If you need help with your pitch, or want to check if it meets the terms and conditions/guidelines, drop in to one of our information sessions and chat with a Council officer:


Virtual Question and Answer Session
Monday 14 December
Between 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Join us via zoom to chat with Community Engagement
team members and find out more about Pitch Your Idea 2021-22.

RSVP essential: click here to register and to receive the zoom link and password

Drop-in Information Session
Wednesday 16 December
Between 4pm and 6pm

Newport Community Hub
15 Mason Street,
Newport, VIC, 3015


Social distancing and COVID safe practices will be in place.

RSVP essential: click here to register



Next Steps...

  • Council will review your ideas against the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions
  • Ideas that meet the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions will be invited to attend a Speed Dialogue Session in mid-February 2021 (TBC)

All submissions will be assessed against the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions.

Submissions for Pitch Your Idea must demonstrate a strong community benefit and should aim to be funded in the 2021-22 financial year.

Ideas must be Council-led and delivered, with no direct allocation of funds given to community groups, clubs, organisations or commercial businesses.

Your idea must be lodged by midnight, Thursday 31 December 2020.

All ideas must fit within one of the four goals of the Council Plan:

  1. An inclusive and healthy community – enhancing the health and quality of life of the community through equitable provision of quality services and opportunities for greater wellbeing
  2. A great place – ensure Hobsons Bay is a vibrant place to live, work and visit
  3. A well-designed, maintained and environmentally sustainable place – manage future growth and development to ensure it is well-designed accessible while protecting our natural and built environments
  4. A Council of excellence – we will be a leading and skilled Council that is responsible, innovative and engaging in order to deliver excellence in all we do

The Council Plan can be found at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/councilplan

The full list of Pitch Your Idea: Terms and Conditions can be found here.

The Pitch Your Idea: Guidelines can be found here.

Pitch Your Idea has been running in its current format for four years. Over this time, a wide variety of community-driven projects have been completed. Ideas have included the installation of new and inclusive playgrounds, the upgrading of infrastructure and the installation of amenities such as toilet facilities and drinking fountains.

Here are some highlights...

Installation of outdoor fitness stations at a number of locations across Hobsons Bay.

Resurfacing and rehabilitation of local roads such as Hudsons Road in Spotswood.

Completion of the Skeleton Creek shared trail.

A new netball court at Bryan Martyn Oval.


A new play space at Armstrong Reserve.

Conservation, upgrades and installation of facilities at the Kororoit Creek Trail and Hosken Reserve.

Upgrades to G. Den Dulk Reserve including a quarter basketball court, play space and a community garden.

Replacement of the Under Keeper's Quarters roof, true to the building's heritage, at Truganina Explosives Reserve.

Conservation zone fencing at Doug Grant Reserve.

Footpath connections, shared trail and design works for the Esplanade/Apex Park interface.


Feeling inspired? Click here to Pitch Your Idea for Budget 2021-22.