The Andrews Labor Government has awarded $10,000 to the Hobsons Bay City Council to address local crime and safety issues under the Community Safety Fund.

Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy today announced Hobsons Bay City Council would receive funding for the project.

This funding will be used for the installation of lighting at the AB Shaw Reserve in Laverton to deter antisocial behaviour and criminal activity.

This is one of 63 projects sharing in more than $703,000 in funding under the 2019–20 round of grant allocations.

The Community Safety Fund provides grants for Victorian councils and community organisations to deliver projects tackling local crime issues.

Grants are provided under two streams of funding, with one for up to $10,000 for projects preventing crime in and around community facilities and public spaces, and another up to $25,000 to support education and awareness projects about home safety, personal property and theft reduction.

Since 2015, the Labor Government has provided almost $3.7 million in Community Safety Fund grants to support 523 projects across Victoria.

The grants form part of the government’s $25 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program, which aims to reduce crime and its root causes.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy

“This project is about community safety at the local level and giving organisations the tools they need to address the root causes of crime.”

“The Community Safety Fund empowers our communities because they are best placed to tackle issues affecting local residents.”