MORE than $80,000 will be spent on installing solar-powered lighting at bus shelters across the Tweed in an effort to reduce crime.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest yesterday announced $88,000 in NSW Government funding for the project.
Mr Provest said the grant will light up a number of bus shelters throughout the Tweed and make the community safer while waiting for public transport at night.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
“Better lighting will discourage vandalism and other anti-social behaviour and increase the likelihood of any criminal activity being detected,” Mr Provest said.
“I congratulate our local chamber of commerce for securing this funding.
“The Community Safety Fund allows local communities to create unique solutions to assist with challenges and invest in projects that will make the greatest difference.”