Federal Member for Stirling, Vince Connelly MP, welcomed today the Morrison Government’s investment in local security infrastructure to reduce crime and contribute to greater community safety and resilience across Stirling.
“By working closely with the Jewish community in Stirling, last year we were able to secure $1.1 million in Safer Communities funding for Carmel School, Maccabi WA and Dianella Shule, as well as a massive $6 million for the redevelopment of the Jewish Community Centre.
“The latest round of funding has allocated $439,905 to Carmel School to procure security guards, and $37,112 for Dianella Shule to install new security bollards.
“It is unfortunate that the safety and security of members of the Jewish community continues to be an issue, but I want to reassure them of our Government’s commitment to their safety.
“The Morrison Government takes the safety of all Australians very seriously, so I am pleased to see that community groups in Stirling are continuing to receive the support they to keep their members safe.
“I am also pleased to note that the two applications by the Jewish community in the electorate of Perth that I also supported strongly were approved. Temple David will receive $62,578 and the Perth Hebrew Congregation will receive $434,947.
“This equates to a Morrison Government investment in the Jewish community in WA of more than $8 million in the space of less than a year – a fantastic outcome,” Mr Connelly said
President of the Jewish Community Council WA (JCCWA) Joan Hillman OAM said that the Council fully supported the security funding grant.
“On behalf of the Council I am delighted that our applications have been favourably considered and were successful and the grants received will be used to enhance our community’s level of protection and resources.”
We sincerely thank Vince Connelly MP Federal Member for Stirling for his continued support,” Ms Hillman said.
Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP, today announced the successful projects to receive funding as part of the Safer Communities Fund round five infrastructure.
“These grants are helping to keep our communities safer by boosting the efforts of local councils, schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship and community organisations to address crime and antisocial behaviour in their area.
“Unfortunately many of the communities successful in receiving funding have experienced a great deal of distress caused by racial and religious intolerance, or other anti-social behaviour, from within their local areas.
“The Safer Communities Fund is delivering on the Government’s commitment to protect local communities by ensuring they have appropriate security infrastructure in place such as CCTV cameras, fencing, and alarm systems,” Assistant Minister Wood said.
Any future funding opportunities for the Safer Communities Fund will be available at www.business.gov.au