The community have nominated project to spend the $40,000 Your Neighbourhood Budget.
Now is the time to vote on what project will be installed.
What will you choose?
The projects are:
Accessible water in Austral Park, Linden Park $12k
Accessible water, in the form of a water fountain, including an animal drinking bowl. A tap and provision for refilling drink bottles and washing hands. Everyone would benefit. Parents, grandparents with little ones and grubby hands or skinned knees to wash etc. The animals need water in our extreme heat, the cyclists going up Greenhill Road often stop in search for a tap to refill their bottles. The many walkers would also benefit.
Benches, Newland Park, Erindale $9k
Install two double sided seats, near the tennis courts so people can watch tennis, football and baseball.
Drinking fountain in Kensington Gardens Reserve, Kensington Gardens $12k
Install a drinking fountain near the two barbecues (close to West Terrace) in Kensington Gardens Reserve. This will help to improve hygiene and will benefit all park visitors.
Drinking fountain, Newland Park, Erindale $10k
Install a water fountain for people and dogs, near the tennis courts.
Handrail in Michael Perry Reserve, Stonyfell $1.5k
A handrail on the stone steps in Michael Perry Reserve. The steps are often covered in gravel and are slippery, especially in the wet. Michael Perry Reserve users will benefit. There are increasing numbers of users who are of all ages, older people and children are slipping on these steps.
Interpretive Signage at Rose Park ‘Burnside Memorial to Fallen Soldiers’ $8k *
To place interpretive signage at the Rose Park ‘Burnside Memorial to Fallen Soldiers’ at the intersection of Alexandra Avenue and Prescott Terrace, Rose Park. To be installed in the immediate vicinity of the striking bronze sculpture, which is the centrepiece of an entire precinct extending north on Prescott Terrace to Kensington Road, and west on Alexandra Avenue towards Fullarton Road. This would benefit the local community who pass by this significant Memorial every day. It is one of the most striking suburban Memorials in Australia and is documented extensively on the Virtual War Memorial Australia website, which links to the stories of the individuals named on the Memorial.
Little Library in Bell Yett Reserve, Wattle Park $800
Build on some of the connections created through an earlier Mindfulness Postcard project in Bell Yett Reserve, and create a stronger sense of community and engagement. This would also stimulate greater interest and reasons to be out and about in the community. This Library can encourage interaction across age groups and also enables locals to give to the community and borrow books.
Picnic setting in Mellor Reserve, Beulah Park $8.5k
Tables/outdoor setting at Mellor Park Reserve. The Reserve has large trees for shade, so no need for a gazebo. The fact that there are already public toilets enables members of the local community to hold special celebrations at the Reserve. The local community in the area would benefit.
Playground fencing in Mellor Reserve, Beulah Park $15k *
Having the playground fully fenced would be safer and would benefit the local community in the area.
Shelter, Kensington Gardens Reserve, Kensington Gardens $15k
Install a shelter over the existing table at the Reserve, near the adventure playground, so that it can be used for birthday parties etc. This will benefit families with children and people hosting birthday parties. Scout and school groups will also benefit.
Shelter, Langman Reserve, Burnside $18k
A shelter with a bench seat in Langman Reserve near the courts/playground. This is within walking distance to the barbecue. This would benefit all park users including lots of families who use the park on weekends and holidays for get-togethers, parties for children etc. It’s a great park!
Signage in Auldana Drainage Reserve, Auldana $3.5k
Signage of the name of Auldana Drainage Reserve and some of the biodiversity in it. Dog walkers, walkers and bike riders would benefit from the signs.
*May be subject to further community consultation.
Your Neighbourhood Budget is a participatory budgeting process. Council is seeking nominations from the community for projects and events to be completed or run on community land such as parks, reserves, road verges and community centres in the City of Burnside. These projects will be installed and maintained or run by Council.
What is Participatory Budgeting?
Every year the community contributes to the creation of Council’s business plan and budget via the Annual Community Survey (in November) and the Annual Business Plan and Budget engagement process (in May).
Your Neighbourhood Budget is another opportunity for the community to have a say in how some of their rates are spent.
In 2021/22 $40,000 has been allocated towards the implementation of small projects and events on Council land. Council will construct all successful projects and run all events, in line with the community’s submission.