Grant is a secure sign for Men’s Shed


THE Ocean Grove and District Men’s Shed has benefited from a State Government grant to deter break-ins.
The shed will install a security alarm after the government awarded $800,000 in grants for local projects to help prevent crime.
Police Minister Lisa Neville congratulated the 141 councils and community groups which received funding as part of the latest round of the Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants program.
Grants of up to $10,000 were available to help communities boost security and support local crime prevention strategies.
Projects include:
* New security equipment and infrastructure (locks, vandal-proof security lighting, security screens, alarms, fencing and gates).
* Upgrades to public spaces including streetscapes, parks and reserves to encourage more foot traffic.
* Education and awareness initiatives to help prevent motor vehicle theft and personal property theft, and prevent residential and retail burglaries.
The government announced $19.4 million in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 for crime prevention projects to address the root causes of crime and support safer communities.