Macleod Village Shopping Centre will benefit from $9,168 as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants. The grant will enable installation of improved security lighting in the precinct to help prevent burglaries and increase safety.
Anthony Carbines, Member for Ivanhoe welcomed the funding for two projects in the Ivanhoe area, which also includes $5,165 for the Ivanhoe Sea Scouts for improved security lighting.
The CSF grants provide up to $10,000 in funding to councils and not-for-profit groups, for projects that help prevent crime and support people to feel safer and more engaged in their communities.
Minister for Police Lisa Neville said the Victorian Government has allocated $719,673 for 110 projects across Victoria through the 2017–18 round of grants.
Community Safety Fund grants are part of the Victorian Government’s $19.4 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program.
Since July 2015, the government has provided more than $2.3 million in CSF grants to help support 360 local crime prevention projects across Victoria.
For further information about the grants visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville MP
“These projects that have been funded through the latest round of Community Safety Fund grants will make a real difference to improving the safety of local communities.”
“These grants recognise that local councils and not-for-profit community groups are best placed to identify local crime problems and, importantly, to develop solutions.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP
“These Macleod Village and Ivanhoe Sea Scouts projects will go a long way in improving the safety of the local community through improved lighting.”
“Community groups have harnessed their local knowledge and come up with practical solutions to local issues.”