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Published 2 November 2017
The State Government wants you to tell it how to spend money in our neighbourhood.

The State Government wants you to tell it how to spend money in our neighbourhood.All South Australians were invited to submit projects they’d like to see funded to improve local neighbourhoods. In Stage 1 of the initiative, the northern areas of Adelaide have been allocated $4M to spend on the most popular projects – as voted by you.

To be successful, our community needs to vote – and that’s where you come in.One-off grants between $10,000 and $150,000 are available for ideas such as small local infrastructure upgrades, through to initiatives that strengthen neighbourhood cohesion.

The Playford community responded by submitting a total of 35 great ideas to improve our city and our neighbourhoods.

Here are just some of the projects up for funding – make your vote count (click on the project title to vote for it): Stebonheath Dog Park lightingLighting at the Stebonheath Dog Park would enable more people and their dogs to use the park, particularly in winter.

By lighting the facility dogs and their owners would have more opportunity to exercise. Breamore ParkAn upgrade for Breamore Park, Elizabeth North, that is in a spacious area with lovely lawn and gardens.

The existing playground can be extended and a shelter added. Petherton Road reserveThe proposal is to upgrade a reserve at the corner of Petherton and Heytesbury roads, Davoren Park.

The proposal includes new playground equipment, making it more family friendly. Elizabeth Vale Primary School crossingA school crossing is proposed for the Elizabeth Vale Primary School.

Students exit gates are located on Davidson Road, Rollinson Road and Clark Street, where there are no school crossings.

A crossing would give students, parents and school staff additional piece of mind regarding road safety. Barbecue for Munno Para linear parkA community barbecue area in the Munno Para linear park will also feature upgraded seating and encourage community engagement.

The added facilities will encourage parents to use the community barbecue area while their children are bike-riding or using the playground.

Basketball half-court at Munno Para WestYouth in Munno Para West are seeking the addition of a basketball half-court to their neighbourhood.

The facility would be located at Maple Reserve. BMX track upgradeThe dirt track is the only one of its kind in the City of Playford but it requires a significant upgrade to improve its condition. The track provides a positive outlet in the community, with local cyclists keen to take ownership of the facility.

Angle Vale nature-play areaA nature-play playground that will allow the community, young and old, to get back to nature has been proposed for Angle Vale, building upon facilities at the Angle Vale Community Sports Centre.

Stebonheath Dog Park extensionThe Stebonheath Dog Park would be upgraded to make it more suitable for smaller dogs, by upgrading the fencing.

The facility would be similar to one already in place at Jo Gapper Reserve, which allows for smaller dogs.

How do I vote?

Voting is open until 20 November, and you can do it by visiting the Fund My Neighbourhood website, click the “register” link on the top right-hand corner, fill out some details and then view and vote for the projects you think should happen in Playford.You can vote for any of the projects listed above, or for any of the many more other projects listed in our area.

Community members can vote on between three and five projects in your local area.

Visit the following website for a look at all of the available projects: Need help to vote?

If you don’t have internet access at home, please visit the Playford Civic Centre Library, or the Stretton Centre Library, where you can log-on using the library computers and cast your vote.

All you need is a mobile phone number, Facebook account or email address.

If you need additional assistance, there will be a voting information workshop held in Elizabeth on Friday 10 November, at the Elizabeth Rise Community Centre, 34 Hamblynn Road, Elizabeth Downs, from 2pm to 3pm.

Make sure to cast your vote to benefit our community.