Nearly $100,000 has been awarded to support 10 local crime prevention projects in Western Victoria under the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Community Safety Fund grants.
The Community Safety Fund provides up to $10,000 for councils and community groups across Victoria to help reduce local crime and improve community safety.
The latest round of grants support projects to improve security at community facilities, initiatives to make local public places safer and encourage more community use – as well as education and awareness programs to help prevent motor vehicle theft, residential and commercial burglaries.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP congratulated the organisations on being awarded the grant to deliver their projects.
The local organisations which will be supported by the funding include:
- Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club – $8914 to upgrade the locks to the new security access system at the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club;
- Simpson Football Club – $3000 for the installation of security shutters at the Simpson Football Netball Club bar;
- Colac Otway Shire Council – $10,000 for the installation of lighting at the western end of the park at the corner of Main and Wallace Streets, Beeac;
- The Scouts Association of Australia – Victorian Branch (on behalf of 1st Grovedale Scout Group) – $8,690 for the installation of security doors, new locks, security fencing and gates at the 1st Grovedale Scout Hall;
- Friends of St Brigid’s Association – $1,561 for the installation of sensor lighting at the Men’s Shed in Crossley;
- Warrnambool Swimming Club – $2,200 for security infrastructure improvements at the Warrnambool Swimming Club;
- Anglesea Community House – $2,351 for the installation of a security alarm system at the Anglesea Men’s Shed;
- Torquay and District Historical Association Inc – $4,237 for the erection of steel rail fencing to the front garden of the Torquay and District Historical Society rooms;
- Torquay Community Men’s Shed Inc – $1,000 for the installation of security gates at the Torquay Men’s Shed;
- Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $9,091 for the installation of bollard vandal proof lighting in the car park at Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club.
The Community Safety Fund is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $19.4 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program aimed at tackling crime and its root causes.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Our local communities understand local issues. I am proud to be able to provide them with the funds they need to improve the safety and security of community facilities and stop crime before it happens.”
“These small grants can make a big difference in improving community safety and preventing crime in communities across Western Victoria.”