- Chabad Lubavitch of WA has received nearly $200,000 from the Morrison Government to improve security at its Noranda hub.
- The funding is part of a $15 million commitment to the Safer Communities Fund.
- CCTV cameras, security lights and fencing are among the crime-fighting upgrades the money will help deliver.
A Jewish community group in Perth’s Northern Suburbs can rest easier about the security of its headquarters, and the congregation of all ages that uses it, after successfully applying for a grant of $197,100.
The Garson Place facility features synagogue services, adult education, children’s programs and a wide range of other community outreach.
Dean Smith, Senator for Perth’s Northern Suburbs, supported Chabad Lubavitch of WA’s application and is delighted to announce the grant.
The Senator visited the centre yesterday, meeting with Rabbi Shalom White and his team, and joining in one of the school holiday children’s’ workshops currently being run there.
“This is a wonderful outcome for Chabad Lubavitch of WA and all those to whom this place means so much,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate, but the reality is that the community here has had security concerns for some time, including for the kids who spend time here.
“This significant security upgrade means they can head into what I’m sure is a very bright future with increased confidence.”
Chad Lubavitch of WA will put the money towards 34 CCTV cameras, 6 security lights, fencing and gates, a video intercom system and 60 bollards – all aimed at deterring intruders and other threats.
It is part of a $15 million spend by the Morrison Government towards the Safer Communities Fund Infrastructure Stream Round 5.
It supports crime prevention initiatives by schools, places of worship, community organisations and local councils, fighting violence and anti-social behaviour driven by racial or religious intolerance.
“Communities like this one need celebrating and protecting, which is why these grants are so important,” Senator Smith said.
“These grants are proof positive of the Morrison Government’s commitment to the wellbeing and success of the Jewish community in Perth’s Northern Suburbs.”