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Joint Media Release: Local Projects Deliver Safer Communities in Bradfield

Communities around Australia are set to share in $41.9 million to protect children in the community facing risks associated with racial and religious intolerance thanks to round four of the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund.

Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Jason Wood said the Safer Communities Fund is delivering on the Government’s commitment to protect children in the community facing risks associated with racial and religious intolerance.

“We have already seen 340 projects funded under the first three rounds, and round four is allowing more schools, places of worship and community organisations to help protect Australians from harm” Assistant Minister Wood said.

Paul Fletcher MP today announced that several religious and community organisations and schools in Bradfield will receive funding, including The North Shore Synagogue, Masada College, Apples & Honey Preschool, North Shore Temple Emanuel and Chabad House of the North Shore.

“This project aims to enhance safety and security in the community by providing vital funds to be used on CCTV cameras, lighting and other security measures” said Mr Fletcher.

“It is our priority to ensure that children in our community are safe from attacks, harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intolerance.”

“This project will make a real difference in the local communities around Bradfield.”

The Australian Government has committed a further $55 million for Round Five of the Safer Communities Fund, which is opening soon.

Further information on round five will be available at www.business.gov.au.