Ballarat City Council has received a $450,000 grant in Round 5 of the Morrison Government’s Safer Communities Fund in a vital boost for the safety and amenity of the Ballarat community.

The Safer Communities Fund provides funding to address crime and anti-social behaviour through the implementation of crime prevention and security initiatives, such as CCTV cameras and lighting.

The grant for Ballarat City Council is part of $31 million in funding awarded under Round 5 to assist organisations vulnerable to harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intolerance.

The grants include funding for schools, places of religious worship and community assembly to provide community infrastructure safety enhancements.

This $450,000 grant will go towards the City Plaza Transport Hub Safety Project which involves the installation of 10 CCTV cameras, 25 security lights and 15 security bollards.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said:  “This grant will provide essential security upgrades which will make central Ballarat safer and more accessible to local residents including families.”

“This grant is a credit to Ballarat City Council which is working hard to improve community safety.”

“As the Morrison Liberal Government’s representative in the Ballarat electorate, I am delighted with this news. Our Government regards community safety as a key priority.  This grant demonstrates our Government’s strong commitment to investing in the liveability of regional Victorian cities like Ballarat.”

For more information about the Safer Communities Fund, please visit: https://www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Safer-Communities-Fund-Round-5-Infrastructure-Grants

29 June 2020