Mandurah has been selected as one of five sites to trial a new domestic and family violence prevention toolkit.
The Coalition Government’s toolkit provides evidence-based resources to help local councils partner with their communities to plan and implement initiatives to prevent violence.
Mandurah will receive $150,000 for a 12-month trial, during this financial year.
Canning MP Andrew Hastie said family safety was a key priority for Mandurah and surrounding areas.
“There is no excuse for domestic or family violence,” he said.
“The federal government is partnering with the City of Mandurah to fund violence prevention projects and raise awareness in the community about this important issue.
“We are hopeful that through community education initiatives such as this toolkit, we can improve the safety and wellbeing of families throughout the region.”
Assistant Minister for Children and Families David Gillespie said the federal government had allocated $750,000 to trial the toolkit across the five sites, and a further $350,000 to Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety to review its impact and monitor outcomes.
“Domestic and family violence is an issue that requires a proactive response from all sectors of society,” he said.
“This toolkit focuses on councils as significant drivers of social change, given their reach across communities and at different points in people’s lives.”
The development and trial of the local government toolkit is part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.