Lismore MP Thomas George is ensuring community consultation occurs into how the NSW Government’s $10 million Community Safety Fund is best spent to stamp out anti-social behavior.
The Community Safety Fund will invest up to $250,000 in individual grants for non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses to enhance safety throughout the state.
Mr George hosted a meeting with Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Andrew Gee, PCYC, Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Northern United Rugby League Football Club.
“This fund is an extension of the efforts the NSW Government is doing to fight crime and I’m thrilled the Parliamentary Secretary has head first-hand from the local community of what else we can do,” Mr George said.
“This funding allows communities to create unique solutions and consultation like today, ensures the Government is investing in projects that will make the greatest difference in our region.”
Mr Gee said he appreciated hearing the challenges faced by the local communities and what ideas they have to further improve safety throughout the community.
“The NSW Government is committed to combating crime and helping people feel safe and proud of their community,” Mr Gee said.
“It is important the local community know this fund has been established so they can put their ideas on paper and apply for funding”
The Community Safety Fund will support projects that:
- Address local crime hot spots;
- Address anti-social behaviour in communities;
- Promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces; and
- Promote collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.
For further information on the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund and to apply please visit: www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 22 January 2016.
Photo: Andrew Gordon, Lismore Chamber of Commerce; Andrew Gee MP; Thomas George MP; Stevie Coles, PCYC; Grantley Creighton, Northern United RLFC; Lester Moran, Northern United RLFC; Mark Ippolito, Northern United RLFC; Naomi Moran, Northern United RLFC; Michael O’Keefe, PCYC.