Make vote count and sup­port projects

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

With just a week to go be­fore vot­ing for Pick My Project closes, Co­bram dis­trict res­i­dents are be­ing en­cour­aged to make their votes count.

Projects around the dis­trict that ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity have been short­listed and are all up for vot­ing un­til Septem­ber 17.

The Co­bram area has four projects to choose from, with res­i­dents able to short­list their top three choices be­fore the vot­ing closes. Projects in the re­gion in­clude:

● a multi-pur­pose track around the Strath­mer­ton Recre­ation Re­serve;

● con­struct­ing res­cue fa­cil­i­ties for koala con­ser­va­tion at Koon­aWonga Wildlife Res­cue;

● im­prov­ing Apex Re­serve; and

● a ‘pop-up’ games set to en­cour­age Moira res­i­dents to get ac­tive.

Through the Pick My Project Fund, the Vic­to­rian 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.

Be­tween $20 000 and $200 000 is avail­able for each project se­lected.

If you are strug­gling to vote or do not have ac­cess to a com­puter, your lo­cal neigh­bour­hood house or the Co­bram Li­brary can help.

All Vic­to­ri­ans aged 16 and over are el­i­gi­ble to vote for their favourite projects within 50 km of their home.

Vot­ing for Pick My Project closes at 5 pm on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 17. For more in­for­ma­tion visit pick­mypro­

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