Local councils and community organisations are encouraged to apply for funding through Round Two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said investment in security infrastructure at local crime hotspots would reduce fear of crime and contribute to greater community safety across Wright.
“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I encourage local councils and community organisations to apply through this open competitive round for funding for security enhancement projects, such as CCTV, bollards and lighting.”
The Safer Communities Fund provides grants of up to $1 million for security infrastructure initiatives that address crime, reduce the fear of crime, increase feelings of safety, and contribute to the safety of communities.
Applications for the Safer Communities Fund close on 14 November 2017.
Mr Buchholz said locals have the right to feel safe and secure in the community.
“I look forward to working with the local community to identify where there is a need for increased security infrastructure and boost community safety,” Mr Buchholz said.
Further information on the Safer Communities Fund is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund website at www.business.gov.au/safer-communities-fund, or by calling 13 28 46.