Security around the Springvale Scout Hall has been significantly improved thanks to a Community Safety Fund grant provided by the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula said the 2nd Springvale Scout Group received a Community Safety Fund grant of $7,282 from the Labor Government. The funding has been used to install lighting and security improvements to help address crime and anti-social behaviour near the hall.

The scout hall is used by about 200 community members each week, including a range of community groups and organisations such as the Scouts, Joeys, Cubs and Venturers and Rovers.

To deter vandals and burglars, the funding has been used to install new lighting along the side and front of the hall and in the car park. Additionally, the equipment storeroom roller door has also been upgraded.

The Government is proud to support Scouts Victoria and the work it undertakes with young people by providing educational, active and enjoyable youth programs.

In 2016–17, the Government provided nearly $70,000 funding to 13 scouting groups through the Community Safety Fund, helping to support security upgrades to scouting halls.

Across Victoria, 140 grants totalling more than $770,000 have been made through the 2016–17 Community Safety Fund grants round.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula

This important security upgrade for the Springvale Scout Hall will help to protect valuable equipment and help to keep the community safe.

The addition of security lighting and an upgraded store roller door will ensure that hall is safer for the many local community organisations that use it every week.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville

The Andrews Labor Government’s Community Safety Fund supports local initiatives to deter crime and anti-social behaviour.

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