The Places for People program provides new opportunities for community groups and organisations to work with Council to implement community infrastructure projects that enhance a sense of place.
It is designed to support community groups across the shire to plan for, and develop, community infrastructure projects such as township enhancements, facility upgrades, master plans, and feasibility studies for future infrastructure projects that build a shared sense of community place.
The program is an innovative approach to delivering infrastructure projects by partnering with community groups from the initial concept to the building works.
Annually, Council calls for expressions of interest from community groups that outline their vision for a project. Council then works with successful applicants to develop pilot projects and provide support throughout the planning, implementation and community engagement stages of each project.
The 2017/18 round for expressions of interest has now closed. EOIs are currently being assessed and all applicants will be notified by late October as to whether or not they are successful in progressing to a full application.
Throughout the year, we invite groups to call or email us with their questions about the program or to discuss their project ideas.
Please note that assistance with identifying other funding opportunities and the preparation of grant applications can also be provided.
For more information, contact Stephen Hiley on (03) 5422 0286 or email email@example.com
Read the Places for People program guidelines ( Word(DOCX, 48MB) or PDF(PDF, 1MB) ) before completing the Expression of Interest form when the program is open.
You can also subscribe to our regular eNewsletter for news and updates on the program.