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National Crime Prevention Fund - Western Australian projects announced

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Campaign Media Release

Minister for Justice Jason Clare

Member for Fremantle Melissa Parke

Candidate for Perth Alannah Mactiernan


Local projects across Western Australia will share in more than $3.7 million under the Rudd Labor Government’s National Crime Prevention Fund.

Minister for Justice Jason Clare, the Member for Fremantle Melissa Parke and the Labor candidate for Perth Alannah MacTiernan today announced the 19 crime prevention projects.

“We are taking money from criminals and investing it across the country to help young Australians who are at risk of falling into a life of crime,” Minister Clare said.

The projects are part of the $40 million fund that uses money confiscated from criminals to fund community safety infrastructure and youth outreach services.

Three Western Australian Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYCs) will receive almost half a million dollars from the fund to run youth engagement projects across the state.

“Police Citizens Youth Clubs have a long record in reducing and preventing crime. These funds will allow them to build on that work and help even more young Australians,” Ms Parke said.

The WA PCYC Youth Engagement Service will be provided with $298,700 to fund a program that aims to reduce repeat offending amongst young people. The funding will allow PCYC to employ a team of qualified social workers who will work with prolific and priority offenders in South-East Perth.

Eight Western Australian councils will receive more than $1.4 million to install safety infrastructure including CCTV cameras and lighting.

The City of Fremantle will receive $244,613 to install 24 CCTV systems in identified hot spots across the Fremantle CBD and southern precinct to deter

crime and anti-social behaviour. The City of Vincent will receive $200,000 to fund their Closed Circuit Television Strategy 2013-2018, helping install 39 CCTV cameras in identified areas around the inner suburbs of Perth.

“Local councils across Western Australia will be funded to install CCTV cameras and build other safety infrastructure,” Ms MacTiernan said.

"Local communities are in the best position to recognise local problems and develop local solutions. That is why I am delighted the Rudd Labor Government is funding the installation of these CCTV cameras in Perth’s inner suburbs.”

Seven non-profit organisations will receive more than $1.7 million to run youth outreach and crime prevention projects across Western Australia.

The Community Arts Network of Western Australia will be given $300,000 to run their Respect Skate Park program that delivers workshops incorporating life skills and crime prevention into areas of interest for local youth including skate parks, youth centres and other venues. The project targets at risk youth from low socio-economic backgrounds in the towns of Narrogin, Wagin and Merredin.

The David Wirrpanda Foundation will be provided with $299,680 for their Deadly Broz project that will bring 30 young Aboriginal offenders together over two years in an intensive three day per week program with trained Aboriginal mentors. Sessions will include training in sport and physical activity, nutrition and healthy lifestyle, leadership and behaviour management as well as educational, vocation and cultural training.

“Non-profit groups are being funded to run programs for young people who are at risk of going off the rails and becoming involved in crime,” Ms Parke said.

Funding for these projects is already included in the budget.

Full details on Western Australian projects funded under the National Crime Prevention Fund are below.


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Not for Profit Youth Crime Prevention Projects

Community Arts Network Western Australia Respect Skate Park Program: $300,000 David Wirrpanda Foundation Deadly Broz Project: $299,680 Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre Inc Learning for LIFE: $281,000 Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation "Leading the Way" Youth Leadership Program: $194,321 Save the Children Australia M.Y. Van East Kimberley: $320,183 Shire of Derby, West Kimberley Derby Youth Crime Prevention Project: $298,900 Wanslea Family Services Inc. Parenting between Cultures Project: $75,000

Local Council Safety Infrastructure Projects Electorate Funding

City of Bunbury - Bunbury CCTV Network Extension - $235,000 City of Bunbury - Glen Iris CCTV Project - $41,000 City of Bunbury - Withers Urban Renewal Community Safety Project - $85,000 City of Fremantle - Fremantle Safer Streets - $244,613 City of Joondalup - CCTV and Lighting Enhancements in Central Park, Joondalup -$300,000 City of Rockingham - Securing the City of Rockingham - $200,000 City of Vincent - City of Vincent Closed-Circuit Television Strategy 2013-2018 - $200,000 Town of Victoria Park - Security Lighting Upgrades in the Town of Victoria Park - $100,000 City of Perth - Fielder Street Perth Pedestrian Lights - $52,000

PCYC and Blue Light Organisations

Western Australia PCYC (Midland) - Community Youth Centre Re-Integrate - $127,812 Western Australian PCYC (Carnarvon) - Youth Engagement Project - $121,902 Western Australian PCYC - Youth Engagement Service - $298,700

Total: $3,775,111