NEW GRANTS FOR A SAFER KEYSBOROUGH AND NOBLE PARK

Keysborough and Noble Park will receive a $17,000 boost as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants.

The 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.

The Andrews Labor Government has allocated $719,673 for 110 projects across Victoria through the 2017–18 round of grants.

Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula welcomed the funding for two projects in Keysborough and Noble Park.

YMCA Victoria will receive $9,004 to install external lighting along the footpath at the Springers Leisure Centre in Keysborough. This will enhance safety, reduce anti-social behaviour in the carpark and deter theft of and from motor vehicles.

The Moodemere Scout Group will receive $8,100 to install security doors, lighting, a double gate and an alarm system at the Moodemere Scout Hall in Noble Park.

The CSF grants are part of the Labor Government’s $19.4 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program.

Since July 2015, the Labor Government has provided more than $2.3 million for 360 projects in CSF grants to help support local crime prevention projects across Victoria.

For further information about the grants, visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula

“These important security upgrades for the Springers Leisure Centre and Moodemere Scout Hall will help to keep our community safe.”

“The addition of security features, such as more lighting, at these community hubs will ensure they are safer for the local residents who use them.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville

“The 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.”

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