The Turnbull Coalition Government will provide more than $1 million in terrorism and crime busting projects in tourism hotspots such as Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Southport.
Gold Coast MP Steven Ciobo said the funding has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s Safer Communities Fund, which assists the local community in delivering strategies to address crime and anti-social behaviour.
“We have seen terrible incidents happen overseas and in Australia in crowded areas, which is why the Coalition has delivered funding to the Gold Coast City Council to install bollards and more CCTV to protect the community,” he said.
“City architects have created a design of bollards which will provide functional and protective security, while having minimal impact on public enjoyment.”
Mr Ciobo said Volunteering Gold Coast had also received more than $30,000 to combat theft and vandalism to vehicles used to transport the sick and elderly.
“Lighting and CCTV cameras will be installed to enhance the safety of the transport hub as a response to crime in the area,” Mr Ciobo said.
“It means the volunteers can continue transporting and assisting those in need, helping to make the Gold Coast a better place.”
Mr Ciobo said the Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.
“We will continue to put funds towards projects that make our streets, communities and our nation safer,” he said.
“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and terrorism is to prevent it happening.”