Council welcomes $1.5M for community safety


Brimbank Council has welcomed a $1.5 million commitment from the Federal Labor Opposition to support safety and crime prevention measures across our community.

Pictured: Shadow Minister for Justice, Claire O’Neil MP, Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve, and Labor candidate for the Federal Division of Fraser, Mr Daniel Mulino.

The announcement was made by the Shadow Minister for Justice, Claire O’Neil MP, and Labor candidate for the Federal Division of Fraser, Mr Daniel Mulino, while visiting Sunshine’s central business district today (2 May 2019).

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve welcomed the contribution and said Council will engage, consult and listen to residents from all over Brimbank on what their priorities are for improving community safety in their local neighbourhoods.

“We want to ensure projects around community safety reflect the views and expectations of our community.

“We will also work closely with the Brimbank Safety Roundtable to assist in considering appropriate projects, whether it be CCTV, lighting, or programs, initiatives and events.

“We’re delighted that Federal Labor has committed to supporting our work to improve safety across our community and realise our vision for Brimbank as a great place to live, work and grow.

“This money will complement the work we are already doing under our Community Safety Strategy to improve safety and reduce crime – including lighting improvements, programs to prevent violence against women, and to reach out to vulnerable groups in our community.

“Safety is fundamental to creating the kind of community that we all want, and deserve, to belong to – yet we all have a part to play in building a safer community.

“We are thrilled to have the support of Federal Labor Opposition and look forward to continuing to collaborate with all levels of government, stakeholders and the broader community to prioritise safety,” Cr Congreve said.

Cr Congreve said the $1.5 million for safety and crime prevention complemented Federal Labor Opposition’s $5 million commitment towards the St Albans Health and Wellbeing Hub.

“The St Albans Health and Wellbeing Hub will provide a range of services that will build local community health, resilience and safety outcomes.

“Addressing crime requires a range of approaches, particularly early intervention and resilience services, which the St Albans Hub will provide,” Cr Congreve said.