Strathbogie Shire Council’s annual Pitch my Project initiative is now open for ideas to include in the 2023/24 Budget.

And, as part of our commitment to continually improving our engagement this year we’ll put the final decision making into the hands of the community through a participatory budgeting exercise.

We want our community to be involved in every step of the development of our 2023/24 Budget. This means we’re making sure we fund the projects and initiatives that matter to our residents.

Council has $300,000 for Pitch My Project as part of the 2023/24 annual budget. Pitched ideas must demonstrate how they align to one of the six Strategic Focus Areas within the Council Plan and each area will receive $50,000.

Since Council launched the Pitch my Project initiative, it is proud to have funded more than 20 incredible ideas from our community.

This year we have released guidelines which include a clear assessment process, and the successful applications will be put to the community to decide which make it into the 2023/24 Budget.

By putting the decision into the hands of our community we are showing our commitment to truly meaningful community involvement.

When it’s time to vote we’ll put all successful projects here – on www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au – and we’ll also be hitting the streets to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have their say.

But first, it’s time to pitch ideas. Read the guidelines in document library and fill in a pitch form below.

The pitch period will close at 5pm on Friday, March 3, 2023.