Clock is tick­ing on pick­ing your pre­ferred project

The Riverine Herald - - IN MY OPINION -

WITH less than a week to go be­fore vot­ing for Pick My Project closes, lo­cals are be­ing en­cour­aged to make their vote count.

Projects around the dis­trict that ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity have been short­listed and are all up for vot­ing un­til Septem­ber 17. Echuca-Moama has 15 projects to choose from with res­i­dents able to short­list their top three choices be­fore the vot­ing closes.

From seat­ing in the town­ship of Co­huna to a su­per­vised space for sep­a­rated par­ents to spend time with their chil­dren in Echuca, there’s a wide ar­ray of op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Through the Pick My Project Fund the state gov­ern­ment al­lo­cated $30 mil­lion which has been di­vided be­tween the six metropoli­tan and nine re­gional part­ner­ship ar­eas.

Project ideas with the most votes in each area will be in­vited to en­ter into a fund­ing agree­ment for their project, with be­tween $20,000 and $200,000 avail­able for each project idea.

If you’re strug­gling to vote or don’t have ac­cess to a com­puter, your lo­cal neigh­bour­hood house or Cam­paspe Li­brary can help.

Vot­ing is open un­til 5 pm on Septem­ber 17.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the project, or how to vote, you can go to pick­mypro­ject.vic.gov.au

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