More than $2.7 million in grants funding has been awarded to Victorian councils under the latest round of the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund program.

Eighteen councils have received funding for 21 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, way-finding signage, amenity improvements and various urban design initiatives.

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

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

Note: Since this announcement, one project has been withdrawn at the request of council.