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New Funding Supports a Safer Knox

Three community groups in Knox will share in over $21,000 in funding through the Napthine Government’s Community Safety Fund grants.

Member for Ferntree Gully, Nick Wakeling MP said that the Coalition Government was supporting communities to fund local crime prevention initiatives that will deliver safer, more connected communities.

“Effective crime prevention requires residents, communities, businesses and all levels of government to work together,” Mr Wakeling said. “Everyone needs to play their part, and we can all take some simple steps to secure our own property and get involved in local community action to help drive down crime.”

Mr Wakeling said the Community Safety Fund supports local communities to implement practical projects to deter crime and promote safety.

“Community safety projects come in many different forms, from installing security features to undertaking community awareness activities,” Mr Wakeling said.

  • Knox City Tennis Club will receive $6,050 to install security screens to protect their clubroom bar from theft.
  • Boronia Soccer Club will receive $5,280 to install secure storage for the club goalposts and playing equipment.
  • St Paul’s Anglican Church, Boronia will receive $10,000 to install automatic gate entrance to their rear carpark.

Minister for Crime Prevention Edward O’Donohue said the Coalition Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program is about facilitating local solutions for local problems.

“Local communities know the community safety problems they are experiencing and know what the solutions are,” Mr O’Donohue said.

“Over the past three years, the Coalition Government has provided more than $3.8 million to fund 588 projects across the state through the Community Safety Fund.”

The grants are part of the Napthine Government’s $35 million Community Crime Prevention Program, which helps promote community safety and prevent crime in communities across Victoria.

For further information, visit www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au

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