• Applications for round four of the Safer Communities Fund are now open
  • The program delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure
  • The Coalition Government has committed up to $55 million under round four of the program

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has called on local councils and community organisations in Bonner to apply for a share of up to $1.5 million in funding through round four of the Safer Communities Fund which opens June 5 2019.

The Safer Communities Fund is an Australian Government commitment to keep Australians safe and secure by enhancing the efforts of local councils and community organisations to address crime and antisocial behaviour.

Local councils and community organisations are invited to apply through the fourth round of funding for security enhancement projects, including for initiatives such as CCTV, bollards, lighting and crime prevention through environmental design initiatives.

This latest funding announcement from the Coalition brings the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $119.9 million between 2016-17 and 2020-21. To date around 340 grants have been made.

Mr Vasta said this funding provides a robust example of the Government’s commitment to the safety and security of local communities like Bonner.

“By empowering local organisations and councils to improve their security infrastructure, addressing crime and anti-social behaviour, we’re able to increase perceptions of safety and cohesion, fostering viable and vibrant communities into the future,” Mr Vasta said.

Applications for Safer Communities open today, June 5 2019. Information on how to apply for funding is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund – Round Four webpage: