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Thursday, 31 May 2018
Page: 5160

Mr MORTON (Tangney) (13:44): Great news in Tangney, particularly at the Bullcreek Leeming Junior Football Club and the Bullcreek Tennis Club. These local sporting clubs will receive federal government grants for CCTV cameras and security lighting as part of the Safer Communities Fund. This is the Turnbull government's crime prevention program. It provides grants up to $1 million to community groups and local governments for local crime prevention and security projects. This includes CCTV, security lighting and bollards. The Bullcreek Leeming Junior Football Club will install CCTV cameras around its clubrooms and car park at the Beasley Reserve to increase the safety and security of its players and volunteers. The Bullcreek Tennis Club will upgrade security lighting and install CCTV cameras to improve the safety of its club members and the public, who regularly use the many courts and club facilities. The football club and the tennis club are run by hardworking parents and volunteers. This Safer Communities funding is making sure these clubs remain safe places for the members and their guests to play sport and attend social functions, day and night.

Round 3 of the Safer Communities funding was announced in the budget. Applications will open in the second half of 2018. I encourage every community group in Tangney to put in an application for this funding round. My office is available to assist, where we can.