The Banyule community will benefit from funding for safety improvements to facilities as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants, funded by the State Government.

Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines welcomed the funding for two projects:

  • $10,000 for Macleod Village Traders for installation of three pieces of exercise equipment at Macleod Park to help activate the space and prevent crime.
  • $4,500.00 for installation of an alarm system at the Yarra Valley Hockey Club to help prevent break-ins and vandalism.

The State Government has announced $636,000 for 100 projects through the 2018-19 round of Community Safety Fund grants.

The grants provide up to $10,000 in funding to local councils and not-for-profit groups, for projects across Victoria to help to prevent crime and support people to feel safer and more engaged in their communities.

The grants are part of the Government’s $25 million investment in its Community Crime Prevention Program to improve community safety and prevent crime.

This builds on the $19.4 million invested in the program in 2016-17, and the Government’s track-record of investing in crime prevention projects that are supported by the community and Victoria Police.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP

“I am a past player at Yarra Valley Hockey Club. They are a fantastic community club and the funding for an alarm system will help improve the security of the club rooms”

“Macleod Traders have an active track record of working with the State Government and the Council to secure funding to improve the amenity of Macleod Village – previously receiving a Community Safety Fund grant to install improved security lighting into the Village precinct.”

“Macleod Village is booming which is a credit to local residents who are supporting hardworking traders.”

“Local councils and other community groups have harnessed their local knowledge and come up with real solutions to deter crime and better support local residents.”

“These investments funded through the latest round of Community Safety Fund grants will make a real difference to improving the safety of local communities.”