The NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund will provide nearly $18,000 for the installation of safety lighting in Nimbin’s CBD, Member for Lismore Thomas George and Police Minister Troy Grant announced today.

“Improved lighting in the central area of Nimbin will combat crime and increase community safety,” Mr George said.

“The new lights will improve visibility and the effectiveness of existing CCTV, discourage drunken violence and help reduce malicious damage, assault, drug offences and other anti-social behaviour in the area.

“Anyone who causes trouble in the CBD will be more visible, making it easier for police to catch them and hold them to account.

“This project will reduce fear of crime in Nimbin and make the town a more attractive place for locals and tourists.”

The lighting upgrade is an initiative of the Nimbin Community Centre in partnership with the local chamber of commerce.

The NSW Government’s $10 million Community Safety Fund has delivered almost $5 million in support to crime prevention projects across NSW since it began in 2016. It will continue to provide grants over the next two years.

“Local people understand the problems facing their communities and these grants empower them to deliver practical grass roots solutions, which helps to build a safer state,” Mr Grant said.

For further information on the Community Safety Fund, visit: www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577