Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Funding for community and road safety initiatives in the Wheatbelt

    30/05/2018 12:00 PM
     
    • Funding represents McGowan Government's commitment to community safety and crime prevention
    • $87,916 for projects targeted at making our community safer 

    Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has announced $87,916 in funding for local crime prevention and road safety initiatives in the Wheatbelt.

     

    The funding was announced as the Minister visited the Wheatbelt region and met with local police and road safety groups.

     

    Shire of Pingelly: $24,304

    To implement a life skills development program for young people aged 5-12 years who are identified as being involved with small crime around town or at risk of offending.

     

    Shire of Northam Roadwise Committee: $18,000

    To deliver a road safety campaign in schools targeted at students aged 15-17.

     

    Wheatbelt Health Network Inc: $18,952

    For an early intervention program for at-risk juvenile girls aged 10-18, to develop interpersonal skills, improve self-esteem and confidence.

     

    PCYC Northam: $24,590

    For a program to help repeat offenders and youth at risk to obtain a driver's licence, making them better placed to seek employment and thereby break the cycle of offending.

     

    Toodyay Safety and Crime Prevention Association: $2,070

    To develop a website which provides access to both local and external community safety and crime prevention resources.

     

    Comments attributed to Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:

     

    "It's great to see these organisations taking a lead role in addressing crime and road safety issues in their community.

     

    "Projects such as these address community safety issues at a local level and show how we can work together to target a whole range of community safety and crime issues.

     

    "Identifying the fundamental causes of crime at a local level means we can better tailor the most effective solutions."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6900