Your Neighbourhood Budget


$20,000 is available to spend on projects in your neighbourhood. Tell us how you would spend it to benefit the Burnside community. 

Have you ever thought of great and creative ideas that would improve your experience at your local park? Can you suggest improvements to community spaces or buildings in Burnside?

Council is piloting a new project to seek nominations from the community for projects to be completed in your neighbourhood. These projects will be installed and maintained by Council on community land such as parks, reserves, road verges and community centres in the City of Burnside. 

Ideas can include water fountains, benches, gardens, rubbish bins, little libraries, picnic benches, dog bag dispensers, bike racks, possum boxes and barbeques. Be creative - all suggestions are welcome. 

The community decides what projects will get funded.

A criteria for projects has been prepared to give you a guide on what projects are eligible, and to ensure that Council will be able to install your idea. This guide can be found in the Related Information below. 

All eligible suggestions will be promoted on and you have a chance to promote your idea at a Pitch Your Idea event on 23 February 2019. 

The community will vote online for the projects that will be funded. 

Encourage your friends and family to vote for your idea!

Present your suggestion at the Pitch Your Idea event - get votes! 

Even if you don't have a suggestion you can come along to the Pitch Your Idea event to hear the suggestions and choose which one/s you will vote for. 

I have an idea. What do I do now?

Talk about your idea with Kelly Burns on 8366 4200. 

Submit your ideas online via; or email us at and we can post or email you a suggestion form. 

For more information about Your Neighbourhood Budget contact Council's Strategic Projects Officer, Kelly Burns, on 8366 4200. 

Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 1 February 2019. 

After applications close, Council will review all of the suggestions to ensure that the projects can be implemented on time, on budget, and meet the minimum criteria. Then the community will have the final say on how the Your Neighbourhood Budget is allocated by voting for their preferred idea/s. 

Voting will open 23 February 2019 and close 18 March 2019. 

Key dates to remember:

Applications open 19 November 2018. 

Applications close 1 February 2019. 

Pitch Your Idea event 23 February 2019. 

Voting opens 23 February 2019. 

Voting closes 18 March 2019. 

Winning projects announced 22 March 2019 on

 Submit your ideas online via; or email us at and we can post or email you a suggestion form.