DELIVERING $6.4 MILLION FOR SAFER STREETS IN NEW SOUTH WALES
The Abbott Government will provide $6.4 million in the 2014-15 financial year to help local communities in New South Wales to address crime and anti-social behaviour hot-spots.
The funds, provided in the Budget, will be used towards projects such as CCTV and improved street lighting in public areas and local entertainment precincts.
The three-year, $50 million Safer Streets Programme delivers on the Coalition’s election commitment. It is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia. Safer Streets
The first round of grants begins in 2014-15 and supports almost $20 million of projects across Australia.
- NSW $6.45m
- QLD $5.89m
- VIC $3.09m
- WA $3.1m
- SA $0.36m
- NT $0.30m
Local governments and community groups were asked to identify priority hot-spots for addressing crime and anti-social behaviour.
One hundred and fifty individual projects have been accepted and will be provided funding in the 2014-15 financial year.