Boosting Community Safety in St Albans
The Andrews Labor Government has announced funding for the Albion Railway Station Precinct Lighting Improvements project, improving perceptions of safety and community confidence in Albion.
Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP announced a $100,000 grant for the project in Albion, as part of the latest round of the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF).
The investment will provide safer pedestrian access in the Albion Station precinct and surrounding streets to deter crime and improve perceptions of safety.
Since the 2014 election, the Andrews Labor Government has provided over $1.35 million in grants to the local Brimbank area through the Community Crime Prevent Program.
Over the coming weeks millions of dollars’ worth of new PSIF projects will be announced as part of this year’s program.
Since July 2015, the Labor Government has provided more than $12.5 million in these grants to help support 78 infrastructure projects across Victoria.
The grants program supports infrastructure projects that improve community safety, security and confidence in public places as a part of the Labor Government’s $25 million investment in its Community Crime Prevention Program, this builds on the $19.4 million invested in the program in 2016–17.
This is in stark contrast to the Liberals, who when in government, failed to continue funding for crime prevention programs, leaving them in danger of lapsing.
Labor saved these grants when coming into office and have a proven track record of investing in crime prevention projects that are backed by evidence and supported by the community and Victoria Police.
Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP
“These projects will help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour by improving the design of the local environment, providing safer and more accessible areas for the people of Albion to enjoy.”
“These public safety infrastructure grants help to increase community safety, security and confidence in public places and also encourage communities to actively contribute to community safety solutions in their local areas.”