Media Release: Community groups to receive crime-prevention boost

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Community groups to receive crime-prevention boost

Applications are now open for grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 for infrastructure to prevent crime at community organisations and public facilities under the Infrastructure Grants round of the Safer Communities program.
Federal Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said Townsville’s crime problem affected everyone in the city, including local community groups and organisations
“Unfortunately criminals often see clubhouses and community buildings as soft targets, because these volunteer-run organisations just can’t afford the lighting and CCTV they need to protect their property,” Mr Thompson said.
“This grants program is a way we can help support Townsville organisations with the crime-prevention equipment they need.
“This is in addition to the recent funding we recently announced for early intervention programs for youth at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system.”
Mr Thompson said the grants were open to schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils.
“I want to encourage all local organisations that may be eligible to put in an application or get in touch with my office for more information,” he said.
Examples of security infrastructure that could be funded under the program include:

  • fixed or mobile CCTV cameras
  • security lighting
  • fencing and gates
  • bollards
  • external blast walls and windows
  • security and alarm systems
  • public address systems
  • intercoms and swipe access
  • security doors.

Applications for the Infrastructure grants close on 5 August 2021. Information on how to apply can be found at


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