Project Updates

Stay up to date with the winning projects
Microbat roosting boxes are now available for purchase.

23 January 2018


The first 10-week Talkable program recently concluded. Here're what some of the participants had to say.

19 December 2017


Upgrades to the netball courts on Troy Park are almost complete!

6 December 2017


Attadale Netball Club Court RefurbishmentsAttadale Netball Club have all the stars aligned and will commence site preparation around the 4 November starting by edging the courts from grass infiltra...

25 October 2017


Talkable Speech Pathology FREE 10 Week ProgramWould you like to take part in a FREE, 10-week program all about helping your child learn to talk?

11 October 2017


It has only been two and a half months since the successful projects received funding and already so much has happened.

20 September 2017


The Kidpreneur Markets are off to a flying start!

13 September 2017


The Ombeardsmen from the 8 successful projects met together for the first time on 8 August to learn about their role as an Ombeardsman and 'who does what?

24 August 2017


Winning Projects

Hear ye, hear ye! 8 Public voting recipients were awarded a proportion of Project Robin Hood's $100,000 funding during an awards evening on Friday, 23 June 2017.

The successful projects receiving funding were (in no particular order):

Build and supply 150 Microbat boxes for local schools, community groups and the general public as part of a habitat development and education program.

The project will use the funding to train an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog which will then be taken into a range of community groups, care and support services etc. within the City of Melville. Animal Assisted Therapy focuses on reducing stress, raising awareness for mental health, promoting community inclusion, and working towards helping people live a more fulfilling life.

The creation of a new nature play space on the grounds of the Attadale Primary School which will be accessible to the wider community.

The creation of a community verge that attracts local natives such as birds and lizards as well as growing bush tucker to eat which will be coordinated by Mount Pleasant Primary School. The community Bushfood Corridor will be located on the council side of the school fence running along the entire length of Gunbower between the intersections of St Michael’s Terrace and Henley Street, allowing community access at all times.

To provide a local market twice a year exclusively for kidpreneurs (school age students running their own business) to sell their wares and services.

A group of teachers, the school gardener and community members are working together to create a nature play area to replace the early childhood playground. The deck will provide a space to play, learn and congregate, the platform, just under the tree’s canopy will be a play area with possibilities only limited by the children’s imagination.

The refurbishment of 2 of the Troy Park netball courts as part of the club's 50th birthday celebrations.

A free speech therapy program for parents who are expecting a child or have a child under the age of 3 years, Grandparents who care for a child under the age of 3 years and Early childhood educators who work with young children 0 to 3 years.The group operate as a social enterprise and hope to provide the service to members of the community who may otherwise find it prohibitive for a range of reasons including financial etc.

With nearly 2,500 people from across Melville involved in making the decision on the 22 projects submitted by community members they would allocate funds to, the community was spoilt for choice.

For these funded projects, the road continues as the City will assign every project an “Ombeardsman” – a City staff member who will provide technical advice, guidance and support.

Here are what some of the funded projects have to say about their win.

What is Project Robin Hood about?

Voting for Project Robin Hood III has now closed. The projects selected by you for funding will be announced soon! Thank you for participating.

Project Robin Hood is a participatory budgeting project, where the community decides what to do with $100,000 (provided by the City of Melville) to be split into grants of $1,000 to $20,000. The City of Melville will provide a grant only, with grant recipients to manage their own projects. For more information visit the FAQ section of this page.

Projects are presented by community groups, not-for-profit organisations, local businesses and individuals, and then the community votes online, with the most popular projects receiving funding

Project Robin Hood encourages community participation and supports the creativity of community-owned project ideas.


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