Safer communities fund round open


Tasmanian councils and community groups are encouraged to apply for funding to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.


Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said that grant applications for round two of the Safer Communities Fund are now open.
“Interested organisations are invited to apply for funding for security enhancement projects, such as closed-circuit TV cameras, safety infrastructure and lighting,” Senator Parry said.
“Recently the programme funded the upgrade and expansion of the Burnie CCTV network. The funding was to install cameras along the waterfront boardwalk between West Park and the Surf Club, providing added security for locals and visitors alike.
“As a former police officer, I welcome any initiative that works to tackle and prevent crime and anti-social behaviour and that’s what the Safer Communities Fund is helping to do.
“The programme is designed to support projects that address crime and anti-social behaviour as well as reducing the fear of crime and contributing to the safety of communities that may be at risk of intolerance.”
The Federal Government has now committed more than $100 million to assist local communities in keeping our streets safe from crime and anti-social behaviour.
Further information is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund website at, or by calling 13 28 46.
Applications for this round close on 14 November.

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