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Lord Mayor hands down over $100,000 in grants

18 July, 2013

Lord Mayor hands down over $100,000 in grants

Three west side businesses and community groups will share in more than $100,000 in funding announced by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today as part of his plan to make Brisbane’s suburbs safer and accessible places to live, work and be active.

The Lord Mayor said funding was allocated from two grant categories; the Suburban Businesses Crime Prevention Grants and the Partnering for Public Netball Courts Program.

Cr Quirk said the Suburban Businesses Crime Prevention Grants protect businesses through practical measures including CCTV cameras, improved lighting, signage and graffiti prevention strategies.

“The Suburban Businesses Crime Prevention Grants are about empowering businesses all across the city to deter crime and improve community safety,” Cr Quirk said.

“Through these grants, businesses can help insulate themselves and trade more confidently, without the fear of their hard work being undone through crime.”

Nine businesses will share in more than $39,000 in Round 2 of the Suburban Business Crime Prevention Grants.

Cr Quirk said the Partnering for Public Netball Courts Program was about supporting netball clubs and schools with funding to upgrade or build netball facilities for public use.

“The Partnering for Public Netball Courts Program is about giving local clubs and schools a leg up so they can continue to provide great sporting facilities for schools, community groups and the wider community,” he said.

Council is providing a total of $103,275 in grants to three schools across Brisbane as part of the Partnering for Public Netball Courts Program 2012/13.

SUBURBAN BUSINESSES CRIME PREVENTION GRANTS

Milton Edge Apartments will receive a grant of $4,787.50 to increase safety for residents and visitors with the installation of two CCTV cameras. Milton Police Services recommended the use of CCTV cameras to increase the rate of prosecution.

Over the past three months, more than 70 crimes were committed in Milton, including theft, assault and robbery as reported by the Queensland Police Service.

PARTNERING FOR PUBLIC NETBALL COURTS PROGRAM

Pullenvale State School will receive a grant of $4,000 to expand the size of the existing court at the school by three metres, grind and repair cracks and surface defects, install new line marking and re-align goal posts.
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Over the past three months, four crimes were committed in Pullenvale, including unlawful entry, traffic and related offices and drug offences as reported by the Queensland Police Service.

Western Districts Netball Association Incorporated in Graceville will receive a grant of $91,605.15 to reconstruct three courts to resolve drainage issues. This will involve excavation and reconstruction of a drainage area, increasing runoff areas for the courts and installation of a synthetic surface and line marking.



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