Your Neighbourhood Budget 2020

Published on 02 March 2020

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$40,000 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 seeking nominations from the community for projects and events in your neighbourhood. These projects and events will be installed and maintained or run by Council on community land such as parks, reserves, road verges and community centres.

Ideas can include water fountains, benches, gardens, rubbish bins, little libraries, picnic benches, bike racks, possum boxes, markets, workshops and more. Be creative - all suggestions are welcome.

Criteria for projects have been prepared to give you a guide on what projects and events are eligible, and to ensure that Council will be able to install your idea. This guide can be found in the top right hand corner of this page.

All eligible suggestions will be promoted on 

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

Another chance to have your say

Every year the community contributes to the creation of Council's business plan and budget via the Annual Community Survey (in November) and the Annual Business Plan and Budget engagement process (in May).

Your Neighbourhood Budget is another chance for the community to direct how funds are spent. The community nominates projects, and the community will decide what projects are funded.

I have an idea. What do I do now?

Submit your ideas online via the the online form or email us at and we can post or email you a suggestion form. Alternatively, you can print the forms from this page (top right corner). 

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

Applications close at 5 pm on Thursday 9 April.

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 assessment criteria. Then the community will have the final say on how Your Neighbourhood Budget is allocated by voting for their preferred idea/s.

You will find the assessment criteria, above right in Related Information. It is imperative that you read this before you make your submission.

Voting will open 18 May 2020 and close 26 June 2020.

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