Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland locals will benefit from safer community facilities as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund grants, funded by the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing welcomed $41,500 in funding for seven projects in the Gippsland area, which include:
- $5,700 to the Moe Scout Hall to improve lighting and perceptions of safety
- $2,500 to the Traralgon Scout Hall to deter break-ins and prevent vandalism
- $9,000 to the Glengarry Recreation Reserve to install shutters on doors and windows to prevent deter crime
- $1,699 to Neighbourhood Watch Baw Baw for a marquee to conduct Safe Plate Days to reduce numberplate theft
- $9,700 to install an alarm system at Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club
- $4,500 to the Wonthaggi Woodcrafters for a new security alarm system
- $8,250 to replace external lighting at Bunyip Football Club to improve carpark safety.
The Labor Government has announced $636,000 for 100 projects across the state through the 2018-19 round of Community Safety Fund grants.
The grants provide up to $10,000 in funding to local councils and not-for-profit groups, for projects across Victoria to help to prevent crime and support people to feel safer and more engaged in their communities.
The Community Safety Fund grants are part of the Labor Government’s $25 million investment in its Community Crime Prevention Program to improve community safety and prevent crime. This builds on the $19.4 million invested in the program in 2016-17.
The Labor Government saved these grants after the Liberals cut their funding - the Government has a track-record in investing in crime prevention projects that are supported by the community and Victoria Police.
Since July 2015, the Labor Government has delivered more than 650 crime prevention projects and provided more than $2.3 million in Community Safety Fund grants. For more information visit, crimeprevention.vic.gov.au.
Quote attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville
“These investments funded through the latest round of Community Safety Fund grants will make a real difference to improving the safety of local communities.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“These projects will go a long way in improving the safety of the local community through new lighting, fencing and security initiatives for the safety of all visitors and to ensure they can be enjoyed by the community. “
“Local community groups have used their local knowledge and come up with real solutions to deter crime and better support local residents.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020