21 April 2017
The Coalition Government is delivering on our election commitments on the Gold Coast under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety and crack down on antisocial behaviour.
The Safer Communities Fund is a grassroots level grant programme to assist local communities address crime and support crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets and communities safe.
Gold Coast MP Steven Ciobo said he was pleased to announce funding of $100,000 has been granted to the City of Gold Coast council to enable them to purchase five mobile CCTV cameras to keep our community safe from local crime and anti-social behaviour.
“As we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a pivotal factor in both solving crimes and preventing crimes,” Mr Ciobo said.
“Unfortunately we’ve seen a spike in crime statistics and anti-social behaviour across the Gold Coast, thanks to the State Labor Government’s soft-on-crime approach.
“That’s why the Coalition’s Safer Communities Fund is such a significant and important investment in cracking down on local crime and anti-social behaviour on the Gold Coast.”
Justice Minister Michael Keenan said under the Safer Communities Fund, local councils and community organisations will receive funding to boost their crime prevention initiatives through the installation of fixed and mobile CCTV or lighting.
“The Coalition Government has a strong track record when it comes to protecting community safety. We recognise that the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening,” Mr Keenan said.
“Our top priority will always be to keep our citizens and our communities safe.
“This Government will continue to put funds towards projects that make the Gold Coast a safer place.”
Further information on the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund is available at www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/CrimePrevention/Pages/default.aspx