Community Safety Fund now open

Crackdown: Paul Toole is encouraging Lithgow residents to come forward with solutions to crime and anti-social behaviour around the town.

Crackdown: Paul Toole is encouraging Lithgow residents to come forward with solutions to crime and anti-social behaviour around the town.

LITHGOW residents are encouraged to come forward with solutions to stamp down on local crime and anti-social behaviour. 

Community groups, council, businesses and organisations are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $250,000 for ideas to boost local safety and pride. 

Member for Bathurst Paul Tool said the Community Safety Fund would invest in projects that address local crime hot spots and promote safe and inclusive use of public space. 

“I know many people in our community have innovative ideas of how to make our community a safer place and I encourage them to take up this funding opportunity.

I know many people in our community have innovative ideas of how to make our community a safer place and I encourage them to take up this funding opportunity. - Paul Toole

Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said crime was a social and financial burden that the NSW government was committed to reducing. He said community engagement was an important aspect.

“We know there is always more that can be done to stamp out crime in our towns and suburbs and are working with the community to identify opportunities,” Mr Grant said.

The Community Safety Fund aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour through infrastructure, projects and inclusive use of public space.

Further information can be found at the website: http://www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au/

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