New funding supports safer community facilities

Written on the 8 August 2014

New funding supports safer community facilities


The Beth Weizmann Community Centre will receive $10,000 for a new crime prevention project that will support a safer community.

The Jewish Community Centre and National Library will also receive $8,840 to fund security upgrades and help prevent opportunistic attacks, vandalism and burglary.

The funding had been awarded under the latest round of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Community Safety Fund grants.

Effective crime prevention requires residents, communities, businesses and all levels of government to work together. Everyone needs to play their part, and we can all take some simple steps to secure our own property and get involved in local community action to help drive down crime.

The Beth Weizmann Centre has been the subject of vandalism and the current lack of lighting diminishes perceptions of safety after dark.  This grant will fund the installation of lighting at the car park, main pathways and courtyard of the car park to enhance security for patrons, staff and community members accessing the centre after hours and to deter vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

Security upgrades at the Jewish Community Centre and National Library will address community concerns about crime that has led to reduced use of the premises in recent times.

These grants show just how the Napthine Government’s crime prevention policies make a huge difference to individual communities. This is exactly what the Napthine Government’s crime prevention policies are about – helping communities implement their own solutions to their problems.

The grants are part of the Napthine Government’s $35 million Community Crime Prevention Program, which helps promote community safety and prevent crime in communities across Victoria.

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With Premier Denis Napthine in Carlisle Street, Balaclava with Member for Caulfield David Southwick, Member for Prahran Clem Newton-Brown and Member for Bentleigh Elizabeth Miller.

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