Thursday 23rd January 2019

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded $23,750 to community organisations in Baw Baw Shire to address local crime and safety issues under the Community Safety Fund.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the following organisations would receive funding.

Organisation Project Description Amount Received
Drouin Cricket Club Installation of window shutters at the Andrews Lounge Pavilion within the Bellbird Sporting Park complex in Drouin to prevent unauthorised access and break-ins at the facility. $9,440
Trafalgar East Public Hall Reserve Installation of security lighting at the Trafalgar East Public Hall to deter break-ins and improve safety for reserve users when entering and exiting the hall at night. $1,710
Baw Baw Shire Council Delivery of place-based resources and an event at Seniors Week 2020 to provide information for seniors in Baw Baw Shire on how to make homes less vulnerable to crime and to strengthen perceptions of safety in the home and neighbourhood. $12,600


These projects are among the 63 projects sharing in more than $703,000 in funding under the 2019–20 round of grant allocations.

The Community Safety Fund provides grants for Victorian councils and community organisations to deliver projects tackling local crime issues.

Grants are provided under two streams of funding, with one for up to $10,000 for projects preventing crime in and around community facilities and public spaces, and another up to $25,000 to support education and awareness projects about home safety, personal property and theft reduction.

Since 2015, the Labor Government has provided almost $3.7 million in Community Safety Fund grants to support 523 projects across Victoria.

The grants form part of the government’s $25 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program, which aims to reduce crime and its root causes.

For further information about the grants visit: crimeprevention.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

We know that community safety can be noticeably improved in communities in a range of different ways, and the grants awarded to these local facilities and organisations will make a positive difference across the Baw Baw Shire.”

“The Community Safety Fund empowers communities directly, by providing support for public safety and crime prevention in ways that work at a local level.”