Delivering safer communities in Knox
Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge, has today announced a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $50,000 to deliver security cameras at Scoresby Village.
The funding has been committed under the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.
The election commitment for new security cameras at Scoresby Village is part of Mr Tudge’s plan to deliver a safer Knox.
Over the past three years, Mr Tudge has worked with local traders to deliver new federally funded security cameras at Mountain Gate, Wantirna Mall and Studfield Shops. New mobile security cameras were also delivered to Knox Police to be deployed at crime hot spots.
“The new cameras are absolutely necessary to help provide a safer community for shoppers and traders at Scoresby Village,” said Mr Tudge.
“The new security cameras will complement the recently completed new lights at Scoresby Village to boost trader and customer safety and amenity.
“The new lights were a key 2013 election commitment of mine which has been funded and delivered.”
“I look forward to working with the local traders to deliver these security cameras as soon as possible.”
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 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.