Funding For Community Projects to Combat Eastern Suburbs Crime
The eastern suburbs community is being encouraged to come forward to the NSW
Government with solutions to help stamp out local crime and anti-social behaviour.
Member for Vaucluse and Attorney General Gabrielle Upton and Member for Coogee Bruce-
Notley-Smith urged community groups, council, businesses and organisations to apply for a
grant up to $250,000 for ideas to boost local safety.
“The NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund invests in projects that address local crime
hot spots and promotes safe and inclusive use of public space,” Ms Upton said.
“I know many people in our community have innovative ideas of how to make our community a
safer place and I encourage them to take up this funding opportunity,” Mr Notley-Smith said.
“This funding is an extension of the NSW Government’s efforts to fight crime and I urge
community organisations to apply – we need to work together to address anti-social
behaviour,” Mr Notley-Smith said.
Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said crime is a social and financial burden that the
NSW Government is committed to reducing.
“We know there is always more that can be done to stamp out crime in our towns and suburbs
and are working with the community to identify opportunities,” Mr Grant said.
“The reasons and consequences of crime in one region of NSW can be very different to other
regions therefore it is important to invest in local solutions.”
Attorney General Gabrielle Upton said the $10 million program over four years has already
helped make local crime reduction ideas a reality.
“The NSW Government is proud to partner with the community to prevent crime and address
the fear of crime,” Ms Upton said.
“This program has funded community initiatives right across the state to enhance the work of
Government and law enforcement agencies to combat crime.”
Further information including application information: http://www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au/