Eight local projects receive funding through Pick My Project

Published on 10 October 2018

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Eight Mornington Peninsula projects make up 237 project ideas from across Victoria chosen to share in $30 million in community grant funding through Pick My Project.

During the five-week voting period, over 95,000 Victorians cast votes for their favourite project ideas in their local community.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne congratulated the recipients on their success and is thrilled to have such an active and engaged community.

“We look forward to seeing this projects come to fruition throughout the peninsula and seeing the vast range of benefits the projects will bring to the community”.

The projects selected include:

Alexandra Park Sports Lighting Upgrade – $200,000
Mornington Football Netball Club Inc
Lighting upgrade to allow night Cricket and Football. The use of lighting improves ground use, increases safety of training under competition lighting and assists in evening out the wear and tear on the ground.

Coolart Homestead Renovation Project – $196,910
Friends of Coolart Inc.
Coolart Homestead located on Westernport Bay is a 125 year old public asset that is falling into disrepair and limiting the opportunities for community use. The funding will contribute to internal renovations to restore the house and it's heritage and open up rooms to be used by visiting artists and writers, for community meetings, public events and education programs.

Expansion of mountain bike trails at Arthurs Seat State Park – $196,000
Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club
The creation of new, single-track mountain bike trails. This will improve trail connectivity and expand the existing network, helping to meet the increasing demand as mountain bike riders are now the most prolific users of Arthurs Seat State Park. The new trails will cater for all riders, ranging from families and recreational riders to more experienced and technical mountain bike riders.

Alexandra Park Cricket Nets Upgrade to multiuse facility – $193,825
Mornington Cricket Club
The replacement of four cricket nets and construct six new cricket training nets with retractable netting. This creates a multi-sport use area which can be used by cricket and other sports all year round.

For Women in Recovery From Domestic and Family Violence – $178,000
Project4change Limited
Tailored retreats to maximise the potential for transformative, permanent healing. The funding will help to establish an ongoing program in the Mornington Peninsula to provide remedial services to women suffering trauma and anxiety.

Mt Martha Farmers' Market – $146,900
Sustainable Table
The funding will contribute to improving the month local Farmers, Makers, Producers, Brewers and Growers Market. The market celebrates Mornington Peninsula and Victorian produce, seasonal food, and sustainable farming. It will be open and accessible to the community and visitors with plenty of parking on site and wheelchair access, with low impact.

Mornington Soccer Club wet weather viewing and verandah – $144,530
Mornington Soccer Club
Mornington Soccer Club is the peninsula’s oldest and biggest soccer club with seniors, women, veteran and junior players. The new windows and verandah will allow many people to enjoy the game.

Sunday Sessions at the Briars – $71,270
Mornington Rotary Club
The Sunday Sessions at the Briars is a free family-friendly day out on the Mornington Peninsula that takes place each month throughout summer and autumn showcasing the best of our region - from aspiring local performers to local organisations/clubs.

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.