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Crime prevention grants on offer to Ballarat

Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is urging Ballarat City Council to consider applying for funds to improve public safety as part of a new round of crime prevention funding.

Councils can apply for up to $250,000 to fund infrastructure that supports safer communities under the Labor Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF).

Projects that could receive funding in Ballarat include lighting upgrades, streetscape and other amenity improvements, or the installation of CCTV cameras in high-risk areas.

Ms Addison said the Government is keen to work with councils to improve the safety of local communities.

“Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants are a great example of how the Victorian Government and local councils can work together to deliver safer communities,” Ms Addison said.

“I’m passionate about improving community safety and wellbeing in Ballarat and this funding is another way of reducing crime and making residents feel safe,” she said.

Since July 2015, the Labor Government has provided almost $11.8 million in PSIF grants to support 73 projects across the state.

Councils have until 4pm on Friday, 2 August to apply for the new round of PSIF grants.