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The Federal Government allocates $50M to safer streets


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. 

This includes: 

  • 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.


Published on by TKYF.