Applications close soon for Project Robin Hood

From fixing bus stops and car parks, to upgrading local parks and creating public art in laneways, anything is possible as part of the City of Melville’s community based project.

In a WA first, the City launched Project Robin Hood in March where community groups take the lead to transform community spaces.

Workshops and community meetings have been held to help groups create a project idea.

The City then provides funding and resources for the successful applicants to complete the work.

Applications will close on Tuesday, June 14 and the community will decide on who receives the funding.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the project was a participatory budgeting initiative that supports creativity of community owned project ideas.

‘Project Robin Hood encourages community ownership of the decision making process and created better relationships between the City and the community.’

The $100,000 can be allocated in up to $20,000 bundles with community voting open from June 17.

Robin Hood Project – $100,000 up for grabs.

June 14 – applications close.

June 17 – public voting opens

June 28 – voting closes

July – funds will be granted to successful applicants.

To vote: visit www.melvillecity.com.au/projectrobinhood