The Andrews Labor Government has awarded more than $1,360,000 to councils and organisations across Western Victoria to improve community safety and provide an economic boost to local workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the projects funded from the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, which includes $51,150 to Warrnambool City Council to install three CCTV cameras and lighting in the Timor Street carpark. Council has identified this area as a crime and safety issue in the CBD.
This is one of the 31 projects sharing in more than $5.6 million in funding under the 2020-21 Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, as part of the government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.
The Community Safety Infrastructure Grants program provides up to $500,000 for projects that upgrade public safety and security.
The Timor Street carpark project will add to Council’s current CBD camera program.
Projects will commence as soon as it is safe to do so, and where possible will engage employees through the Working for Victoria program, which prioritises employment for Victorians impacted by the pandemic.
The grants are part of the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program which helps prevent crime and keep Victorian communities safe.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins
“Congratulations to the recipients of the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, who worked hard to develop innovative projects that keep their communities safe.”
“The government is committed to helping Victorians recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. This support will improve safety and boost employment across the State.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Council have earmarked this project as important in dealing with known crime and safety issues, so this will complement other security projects that the State Government has funded.”
“It’s great to see progressive improvement with actions that will make the local community feel more secure.”