Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has announced that grant applications for Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme are now open.
Round 2 of the Safer Streets Programme will invest up to $29.4 million in individual grants for local government organisations and eligible incorporated not-for-profit organisations, community groups, and chambers of commerce to implement community safety and crime prevention initiatives across Australia.
Mr Porter said that investment in security infrastructure at local crime hotspots would reduce fear of crime and contribute to greater community safety and resilience across the Pearce community.
“This initiative has already benefited the Pearce community – under Round 1 of the Safer Streets programme the Coalition Government committed $250,000 towards closed circuit television cameras for the Ellenbrook Town Centre which are due to be installed in the coming months,” he said.
“I encourage potential applicants to contact my office to discuss possible projects and to receive all submission details.
“Having worked as a State Prosecutor for a number of years before entering politics, crime prevention and community safety is an issue that I feel very strongly about – all Australians have the right to feel safe and secure, and the Safer Streets Programme is one way we can help to achieve that.
“Importantly, the Safer Streets Programme uses proceeds of crime – confiscated from criminals – to fund these local crime prevention projects – this means that the crimes of yesterday can help prevent the crimes of tomorrow.”
Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at www.ag.gov.au.
Applications close 2pm on 17 February 2016.