It’s time to vote for your favourite Pick My Project ideas
August 17, 2018

Mayor Joe McCracken has urged community members to get active during the Pick My Project voting period and help 20 projects in the Shire share in $30 million up for grabs across the state.

Pick My Project is a State Government community grants initiative that gave Victorians the chance to suggest ideas. Now, with applications closed, everyone gets the chance to decide which ideas will improve their communities the most.

“It’s a simple concept that can inject some valuable funding into our communities and it will be those projects that attract the most votes that are ultimately successful in our area,” Cr McCracken said.

The 20 ideas eligible for your votes that fall within the Colac Otway Shire boundary are;

  • Community Makerspace Program at Corangamite Regional Library Corporation, Colac
  • Forrest Community Gym
  • Carolyn Theatre Upgrade, Cororooke
  • Play Space for Cororooke
  • Basketball court for Birregurra kids
  • Apollo Bay Community Bike Shed
  • Come and TRI Healthy Living Festival, Colac
  • Development of the Forrest MTB Skills Park
  • New Toilet Block with Disabled Access and Baby Changing Facility, Birregurra
  • Closing the Loop; Community Food Waste to Nutrient Rich Compost , Apollo Bay
  • Community Safety at Colac Secondary College Oval
  • Yeodene Public Hall and Recreation Reserve Upgrade
  • Simpson Speedway Track Upgrade of Lighting, Jancourt East
  • Multi-purpose cinema facilities at the Apollo Bay Community Centre
  • Sensory Garden and Coffee Cake Shop Disability Project, Elliminyt
  • Pennyroyal Hall Master Plan and commencement of works
  • Making a Splash – Community Pool becomes indoor Aquatic Centre, Apollo Bay
  • Wye River Environmental Improvement to Allow Safe Swimming
  • Apollo Bay – Do it Like A Local
  • Free Book Exchange in Public Areas, Colac

Voting opened on Monday and closes at 5pm on Monday, September 17.

To vote for projects, residents need to register on the Pick My Project website and select their voting area by searching for a street address or locality, or by dropping a pin on the map. Individuals will be shown a minimum of 30 project ideas close to them and will be able to vote for their three favourites.

For more information about the projects and to register your vote please visit



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