More than $2.72 million in grants funding has been awarded to Victorian councils under the first round of funding announced for the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund program.

Eighteen councils have received funding for 19 public safety and security infrastructure projects designed to encourage greater user of public spaces and prevent crime. 

The projects selected for funding include new CCTV systems in parks and reserves, business districts and community precincts, lighting and streetscape improvements.

The projects will be delivered across a number of metropolitan and regional Victorian communities to ensure widespread benefits from the public safety improvements.

The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund provides Victorian councils with grant funding of up to $250,000 to develop public safety infrastructure to improve community safety, security and confidence in public places.

The grants program recognises the important role the physical environment plays in reducing opportunities for crime, and encourages local government to deliver solutions to create safer and more accessible public places.

The grants are part of the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.

View a list of the projects (External link) that have been funded under the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants program.