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Harriet Shing MP:
$50,000 Awarded to Baw Baw Shire to Prevent Crime

Improving Community Safety in Drouin project to receive $50,000.

By Portal Admin - 3rd November 2019 - Back to News

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded $50,000 to the Baw Baw Shire Council to tackle community safety concerns under the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the Baw Baw Shire Council would receive funding for the Improving Community Safety in Drouin project.

The Baw Baw Shire Council is one of 14 Victorian councils sharing in $1.8 million in funding under the latest grant round following a highly competitive application and assessment process.

The funding that has been received for the Improving Community Safety in Drouin Project will assist Baw Baw Shire Council in the installation of four CCTV cameras in the Drouin town centre in order to reduce criminal activity.

The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants program aims to build community safety and confidence through the development of public safety and security infrastructure.

The funding announcement reflects the Andrews Government’s commitment to supporting local councils, with grants going towards improved lighting, upgrades to CCTV, landscaping and streetscape works, as well as urban design projects that will improve perceptions of safety.

The grants are part of the Andrews Government’s $25 million investment in its Community Crime Prevention Program, aimed at tackling crime and its root causes. This builds on the $19.4 million invested in the program in 2016–17.

Since July 2015, the government has provided more than $13.6 million in PSIF grants to help support 88 infrastructure projects across Victoria.

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

Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing

"This Improving Community Safety in Drouin project responds to a number of public safety and property issues that Drouin locals have raised with me this year, by preventing and deterring criminal and antisocial behaviour in the area."

"These improvements will also increase public confidence for locals and visitors and build upon the already strong sense of community."


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