Safer Communities Fund open for applications

Safer Communities Fund open for applications

Member for Farrer Sussan Ley today announced the opening of applications from round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme.

According to Ms Ley “local councils and community organisations can apply for this open competitive funding round for security enhancement projects such as bollards, safety lighting and closed-circuit television”.

Following a previous round of funding Ms Ley today inspected the activation of 22 new CCTV cameras recently installed in Griffith’s City Park.

“These cameras across the Park, Community Garden and areas of the CBD will help our Council and local police reduce the risk of harm for locals and visitors, as well as prevent damage to garden equipment and vegetation,” Ms Ley said.

The CCTV project in Griffith completes a $122k election funding promise by Ms Ley through an ongoing commitment by the Australian Government to help build safe and secure communities.

The new Safer Communities grants provide up to $1 million for security infrastructure initiatives to address crime and anti-social behaviour, reduce the fear of crime, increase safety, and assist some communities which may be at risk of racial or religious intolerance.

Minister for Justice Michael said “local MP’s play a key role in working with their community to boost safety and identify where there is a need for increased security infrastructure”.

“The Federal Coalition has now committed more than $100 million to assist communities in keeping our streets safe from crime and anti-social behaviour,” Mr Keenan said.

Details on the Safer Communities Fund is at the business.gov.au website or by calling 13 28 46. Applications for round two close on 14 November 2017.