Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has welcomed news the Royal Botanic Gardens at Mount Annan will receive $250,000 to improve security onsite.

The gardens will be safer with security enhancements that include CCTV cameras, security gates and spotlight sensors.

“This security infrastructure will help ensure people in the community feel safe and also deter further criminal behaviour,” Mr Taylor said.

The Morrison Government has announced the security infrastructure project at the Gardens will share in $9.4 million of grant funding through the latest round of the Safer Communities Fund.

The Safer Communities funding enables schools, pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils to enhance their security through the installation of infrastructure such as fencing and gates, video surveillance, alarm systems, and the use of security guards.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant which will enable us to enhance our security at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, which is imperative in protecting our Gardens,” Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Denise Ora said.

“The protection of our incredible Gardens and our living collections ensures this incredible place can be enjoyed by the community for generations to come.”