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Funding to help boost public safety in key locations


Georges River Council recently secured funding to the value of $855,000 for its Safer Behind Art project under Round 5 of the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund administered by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

The funding will be used to create safer places in the local area by using both permanent and temporary security infrastructure, including bollards, artistic structures, and rapid deployment barriers to help prevent vehicle-based attacks.

The infrastructure will be installed in high foot traffic locations such as Forest Road in Hurstville, and Carss Bush Park – both locations where the community gathers for key Council events and activations.

As part of the project, Council has plans to engage community members to help guide the development of public artwork, adding vibrancy to these highly used public spaces.

The project aims to help keep Australian communities safer by boosting efforts to address crime and antisocial behaviour driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.
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