More than $250,000 in Federal Government funding to promote safer communities across the Parkes electorate has been announced by Mark Coulton, Member for Parkes.
The funding has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund. The funding will be used to improve community safety in Broken Hill, Condobolin, Dubbo and Moree.
“I am pleased to see organisations with robust project proposals that will contribute greatly to improved community safety across the electorate,” Mr Coulton said.
“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening.
“This funding will foster local crime prevention and security infrastructure, strengthening the social fabric of the community.”
The $40 million Safer Communities Fund will consist of two streams. Stream one will boost the efforts of identified local governments and community organisations to address crime and anti-social behaviour by funding crime prevention initiatives, such as fixed and mobile CCTV and lighting.
Stream two will boost efforts to protect schools, pre-schools and community organisations that are facing security risks associated with racial or religious intolerance.
Mr Coulton said the Coalition’s community safety record is solid.
“The Coalition has now committed more than $100 million purely to assist local communities in delivering strategies to address crime and anti-social behaviour,” Mr Coulton explained.
“The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.”
Lifeline Broken Hill Incorporated – $55,696 – Installing CCTV at locations in Far West NSW.
Council of the City of Broken Hill – $53,782 – Completing the construction and connectivity to implement CCTV in the city's premiere park, Sturt Park.
Moree Plains Shire Council – $77,930 – Erecting barriers to prevent dangerous use of motor bikes, cars and ATVs.
Lachlan Council – $27,003 – Installation of security lighting at the Condobolin Tourism Precinct.
Macquarie Home Stay Limited – $44,906 – Installation of CCTV and network equipment to enable better security for patients and carers of hospital patients.