Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson is urging local community organisations to take full advantage of an Australian Government grant program to reduce crime and increase safety.
Applications are now open for grants of up to $1 million for CCTV and lighting as part of the Safer Communities Fund.
“Townsville has been suffering greatly at the hands of criminals, and the community has had a gutful,” Mr Thompson said.
“This grant is one way the Federal Government can assist with reducing crime and holding offenders accountable for their actions. Lighting is also an effective way reduce anti-social behaviour.
“I encourage local community organisations, schools, kindergartens and Council to apply for a grant as soon as possible, and help Townsville residents feel safer,” he said.
Communities across Australia set to share in up to $55.1 million worth of grants to improve public safety and security.
This funding is in addition to the $41.9 million announced on 24 October 19 for 127 activities to protect children in the community facing risks associated with racial and religious intolerance under round four of the Safer Communities Fund.
For information about round five, including how to apply and eligibility criteria, visit www.business.gov.au.