Thursday, 23 June 2016
Gold Coast MP Steven Ciobo has today announced a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $100,000 for mobile CCTV cameras for Southport, Nerang, Bundall and Chevron Island.
The funding has been committed under the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.
Mr Ciobo said he had been working to deliver funding for the CCTV cameras after local residents raised concerns about community safety in some areas of Bundall and Nerang.
“The mobile CCTV cameras are particularly useful in targeting crime hot-spots, as they can be moved quickly to areas where criminal activity has been increasing,” Mr Ciobo said.
“I’ve been working with the Mayor and the Council to identify locations where CCTV is needed and have also consulted with residents.
“I look forward to being able to deliver these cameras if the Turnbull Government is re- elected on July 2.”
City of Gold Coast will deliver the project and be responsible for determining the locations of the cameras.
The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.
Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening.
The $40 million Safer Communities Fund will consist of two streams.
- Stream one will boost the efforts of identified local governments and community organisations to address crime and anti-social behaviour by funding crime prevention initiatives (such as fixed and mobile CCTV and lighting).
- Stream two will boost efforts to protect schools, pre-schools and community organisations that are facing security risks associated with racial or religious intolerance.This new $40 million fund will build on the previous work the Coalition undertook during Government through the Safer Streets Programme and the Schools Security Programme.
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said the Coalition’s community safety record was solid.
“The Coalition has now committed more than $100 million purely to assist local communities in delivering strategies to address crime and anti-social behaviour,” Mr Keenan said.
“We will continue to put funds towards projects that make our streets, communities and our nation safer.” Mr Keenan said.