Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has today announced over $50,000 for local projects as part of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund.
Organisations from across the Flinders electorate will receive funding for projects to improve local safety, including:
- $15,350 to the Rotary Club of Rosebud to improve safety at their warehouse in Capel Sound and op-shop in Rosebud
- $31,400 to the Mount Martha Lifesaving Club to install CCTV and improve overall safety around their public restroom facilities
- $6,706 to the Salvation Army for the Westernport Mission Centre Safety Project in Hastings
The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.
Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening.
The Safer Communities Fund, a 2016 election commitment, initially received $40 million to support local communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour and to protect organisations that may face risks from racial or religious intolerance. This further commitment brings the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $70 million between 2016-17 and 2019-20.
More than 300 projects will have been delivered by the Coalition Government across Australia over the three rounds to keep Australians safe.