Due to tremendous support from the local community, West Wimmera received three successful projects submissions out of 237 project ideas from across Victoria chosen to share in $30 million in community grant funding through Pick My Project.
The three successful projects were;
$102,100 for the Goroke Silo Art Project (208 votes)
$199,600 for the Serviceton and Kaniva Silo Art Project (179 votes)
$140,280 to install lighting at Goroke's tennis and netball courts (230 votes)
West Wimmera Shire Mayor, Jodie Pretlove said that the amount of successful projects in the shire really shows the strength of community in small towns. She added "It is an absolute credit to the hard working volunteers who took the time to nominate and promote projects in their communities".
During the five-week voting period, over 95,000 Victorians cast votes for their favourite project ideas in their local community.
Under the Pick My Project initiative, Victorians were invited to vote for their three favourite project ideas in their local community. Voters were able to select from a minimum of 30 project ideas, with residents in metropolitan Victoria shown project ideas within 5km of their local community, while those in regional Victoria were shown project ideas within 50km.
The $30 million funding has been divided between the six metropolitan and nine regional partnership areas.
Successful projects can be viewed at pickmyproject.vic.gov.au.
For more information on the West Wimmera Shire contact David Leahy on 5392 9900.