Local crime is set to be reduced and community safety improved after the Andrews Labor Government provided more than $59,000 for several Gippsland organisations to fund their new projects.

Member for Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing today congratulated the organisations for their hard work to improve community safety and prevent crime in Gippsland.

The local organisations and projects which will be supported by the funding include:

• Paynesville RSL Social Club – Security improvements
• Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance – Installation of swipe access control system
• Boisdale-Briagolong Football Club – Security upgrade
• Rosedale Neighbourhood House – Rosedale Men’s Shed alarm system
• Anglicare Victoria – Strengthening community connections in Morwell
• Hazelwood Cemetery Trust – Security fencing and barriers at Hazelwood Cemetery
• Cooinda Hill Association – Lighting for safety
• Morwell Baseball Club – Securing clubrooms
• Labertouche & District Community Centre – Restricted Vehicular Access Project
• Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club – Upgrade security

The Labor Government’s Community Safety Fund is providing more than $800,000 across Victoria to reduce local crime and improve community safety through over 100 practical and innovative projects.

The Fund is part of the Andrews Government’s $5.8 million investment in community crime prevention, aimed at tackling crime and its root causes.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

“Local organisations and their members are well placed to identify opportunities for crime prevention in the community and this funding will provide the support they need.”

“These practical and innovative projects will promote community safety and prevent crime in communities across Gippsland and Victoria.”

“Crime prevention is always more effective when communities are involved and the Andrews Government is providing the opportunity for locals to prevent crime in their local communities.”