$400,000 AWARDED TO SPRINGVALE TO BOOST SAFETY AND EMPLOYMENT

The Andrews State Government has awarded $400,000 to the City of Greater Dandenong to improve community safety and provide an economic boost to local companies and workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula today announced that the City of Greater Dandenong will receive funding for the installation of CCTV, security infrastructure and community engagement within key areas of the Springvale Community Hub (397-405 Springvale Rd, Springvale) to improve safety and perceptions of safety.

The City of Greater Dandenong project is one of 31 projects sharing in more than $5.6 million in funding under the 2020-21 Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, as part of the government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.

The Community Safety Infrastructure Grants program provides up to $500,000 for projects that upgrade to public safety and security.

Projects will commence as soon as it is safe to do so, and where possible will engage employees through the Working for Victoria program, which prioritises employment for Victorians impacted by the pandemic.

The grants are part of the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program which helps prevent crime and keep Victorian communities safe.

 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins

 “Congratulations to the recipients of the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, who worked hard to develop innovative projects that keep their communities safe.”

“The government is committed to helping Victorians recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. This support will improve safety and boost employment across the State.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula

“We know that crime prevention is more effective when all levels of government and community work together. The Victorian Government is proud to work with the City of Greater Dandenong to support crime prevention projects and help keep the Keysborough community safe.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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