Tweed locals urged to submit their ‘crime prevention ideas’ with $2.6M funding up for grabs

TWEED businesses and community groups are being encouraged to share their crime prevention ideas and apply for up to $250,000 in NSW Government funding.

Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, said more than $2.6 million is available as part of the $10 million Community Safety Fund designed to help locals make their neighbourhoods safer places to live.

“Unfortunately, crime has a significant impact on our community, which is why supporting projects that improve safety and reduce anti-social behaviour and reoffending is a great investment,” Mr Provest said.


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“Local residents are often best placed to know what the problems are and how these could be minimized.”

Attorney General Mark Speakman said grants are available for initiatives that target anti-social behaviour, promote safe use of public spaces and encourage collaboration to reduce crime.

“Some of the ideas that have been funded include a mobile youth centre, a street beat program for at-risk Indigenous kids, security improvements for sporting fields and solar street lights to improve safety for pedestrians,” Mr Speakman said.

Applications opened on 9 July and will close at 5pm on Friday, 10 August.

For more information, head to to www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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