The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund provides local councils with grants of up to $250,000 for the development of public safety and security infrastructure to improve community safety, security and confidence in public places.
Crime and the fear of crime in public places are real issues for communities. The design of environments has an important role in reducing opportunities for crime and antisocial behaviour and in promoting safer and more accessible public places that encourage legitimate community use.
Measures to improve the safety of public places include improving lighting, improving opportunities for natural surveillance, increasing amenity and public use and improving access to and from public places. Well designed and managed public places have a significant role in promoting community safety and confidence in public places.
Read about some of the projects funded under these grants below.