Local MP David Hodgett announced today that Croydon will receive $250,000 as part of the latest round of the Coalition Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants.

“The ‘Croydon Connects’ project will create a well-lit, well-defined and attractive pedestrian route through Croydon Town Centre” Mr Hodgett said.

Minister for Crime Prevention, Mr O’Donohue said PSIF grants continued to provide councils with the funding and the support to build safer communities, to improve confidence in public places, and to reduce opportunities for crime and antisocial behaviour.

“Local people are best placed to come up with local solutions for crime problems in their area, and this latest initiative in Croydon is a great example of that,” he said.

Local MP David Hodgett said these grants provide funding for infrastructure projects that improve community safety, security and confidence in public places.

“With the strong support of local council, this project will help to make our community safer and deliver better outcomes for everyone in the area,” Mr Hodgett said.

“I am delighted to be a part of the Coalition Government that recognises the great value of these grants to local communities, unlike the Labor party that does not even have a shadow minister for crime prevention.”

“The response to the grants has been fantastic, with almost $10 million provided to local councils to support community safety projects since the start of 2012,” Mr O’Donohue said.

“It highlights the important role that local councils play in helping to make their own community safer, and I’m delighted to be able to provide them with this significant financial support to enable them to do so.”

For further information on the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants and other crime prevention initiatives, visit <a href=”http://www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au”>www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au</a>.