Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Community groups and councils can now access grants for local crime prevention initiatives across the Murray Plains electorate.
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh MP today encouraged local councils to apply for up to $250 000 under the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF).
Mr Walsh said the PSIF provides funding for lighting upgrades streetscape and other amenity improvements or the installation of CCTV technology in high risk areas.
“The Community Safety Fund is also now open for community groups and councils to apply for up to $10 000 for initiatives that prevent crime and make communities safer.
“This program will fund new security equipment and infrastructure education and awareness programs to prevent theft of property and vehicles and small scale improvements to safety in public spaces.”
Mr Walsh said that action on community safety and crime prevention is one of the highest priorities for communities across his country electorate.
“Rural communities have been hit very hard under Daniel Andrews soft attitude to crime.
“Under a Labor city centric government our regional communities have been thrown to the wolves and there is much to be done to restore community confidence in the safety of our townships.
“I encourage councils and community groups to apply now and begin the process of restoring the community safety we all have the right to expect.”
The funding programs are open now and councils and community groups can visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au for further information and details of the application process.