$9,500 to Support Safety Improvements in Whittlesea

Whittlesea Scout and Guide Hall and Whittlesea Agricultural Society will both benefit from the latest round of Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants secured by Yan Yean MP, Danielle Green.

Ms Green said 110 projects totalling $719,673 had been approved across Victoria through the 2017–18 round of CSF grants.

“I’m delighted that we were able to deliver two of these important safety grants for the Whittlesea community,” Ms Green said.

The Whittlesea Scout and Guide Hall will receive $4,707 for the installation of LED security floodlights and a new colourbond gate and re-location of existing fencing to deter unauthorised access, theft and graffiti.

In addition, Whittlesea Agricultural Society will receive $4,880 for the installation of security lighting and sensors to the Societies Vintage Shed to prevent vandalism, graffiti and break-ins.

Community Safety Fund 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.

Ms Green said CSF grants are part of the Victorian Government’s $19.4 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program.

“Whittlesea Scouts and Guides and Whittlesea Agricultural Society have been proactive against crime and I have no doubt these projects will help them improve  safety and security,” she said.

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


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