20 February 2019
The Gold Coast is receiving a safety boost as the Liberal National Government invests more into the upgrades of the city’s CCTV system as part of the latest round of the Safer Communities Fund.
Gold Coast City Council will receive $300,000 towards relocating the city’s CCTV control room.
Local MP Steven Ciobo said the investment will assist the local community in delivering strategies to address crime and anti-social behaviour.
“This $300,000 investment builds on the $1.3 million already delivered to the Gold Coast City Council to enhance the city’s security infrastructure,” Mr Ciobo said.
“It will assist in the relocation of the Gold Coast Safety Camera Network which has grown significantly in recent years, enhancing their capabilities to improve community safety and meet the needs of our growing city.
Mr Ciobo said the Safer Communities Fund builds on the Liberal National Government’s track record of keeping the Gold Coast safe.
“We’ve invested huge amounts into CCTV and established an Australian Federal Police station on the Coast and keeping all Australian’s safe by securing our borders.
“This is in stark contrast to the State Labor Government who have broken their election promise and cut police resources, putting the community’s safety at risk.”
“The Liberal National Government will continue to support the Gold Coast City Council to address crime and anti-social behaviour to make our community safer.
“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening, which is why we continue to invest in these vital projects.”