A $219,690 Victorian Government grant will help increase community safety and
confidence in the East Warrnambool housing commission estate.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced funding for the East
Warrnambool housing commission estate under the latest round of the government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants program.
This funding grant will assist with the installation of solar lighting in three neighbourhood parks within the estate as part of a broader amenity and open space upgrade.
The new lighting will improve community participation and confidence in accessing public spaces and deter anti-social behaviour.
The government has awarded $2.5 million to 14 Victorian infrastructure projects to help prevent crime and support local safety.
Funded projects range from CCTV installations, lighting upgrades and neighbourhood renewal projects.
The grants program is part of the Victorian Government’s $5.8 million investment in community crime prevention, which works to tackle crime and its root causes.
It is another way that the Victorian Government is tackling the issue of crime by limiting the impacts of crime on the community through preventative rather than punitive measures.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“The Victorian Government is committed to delivering effective and evidence based
crime prevention strategies to help reduce violence and crime across all areas of the community.”
“Warrnambool City Council is one of 14 local councils to receive funding from the $2.5
million Victorian Government Public Safety Infrastructure Fund.”
“The East Parks Neighbourhood Project will help to improve the safety of the Warrnambool East community.”
“True crime prevention begins when communities are involved and the Andrews Labour
Government is providing the opportunity for local councils to partner with their local community to target crime in the south west.”