$88,000 to light up The Tweed and reduce crime
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today announced $88,000 in NSW Government funding for solar-powered lighting for local bus shelters.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government granted the money through its Community Safety Fund and the lighting will be delivered by the Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Provest said the grant will light up a number of bus shelters throughout the Tweed and make the community safer while waiting for public transport at night.
“Better lighting will discourage vandalism and other anti-social behaviour and increase the likelihood of any criminal activity being detected,” Mr Provest said.
“I congratulate our local chamber of commerce for securing this funding.
“The Community Safety Fund allows local communities to create unique solutions to assist with challenges and invest in projects that will make the greatest difference.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund will deliver $10 million in grants over four years.
“The NSW Government is investing in strong-evidence based projects to promote safety and steer at-risk people away from a path of crime,” Mr Grant said.
“Crime has a significant cost to our communities, so supporting projects that reduce anti-social behaviour and offending is a good investment.”