The Coalition Government is delivering on its 2016 election commitments in Hasluck under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety.
The Safer Communities Fund is a grassroots grant programme designed to assist local communities in addressing crime and anti-social behaviour and supporting crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets and communities safe.
Federal Member for Hasluck Mr Ken Wyatt said he was pleased to announce that funding of $847 017 has been granted to the City of Swan to enable them to perform upgrades to CCTV and lighting in the Midland CBD. In addition, a further $170 000 has been granted to the Shire of Kalamunda to enable them to install 12 more CCTV Cameras at 4 crime hotspots.
Mr Wyatt said the cameras installed will be linked into the WA Police CCTV network, providing them the ability to obtain evidence of crimes and act quickly to prevent incidents from escalating.
“As we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a pivotal factor in both solving crimes and preventing crimes” Mr Wyatt said.
“I know that crime and antisocial behaviour has been a big issue for those living and running businesses in Hasluck which is why I am so pleased that this funding has been secured for our community” said Mr Wyatt.
“Local small businesses have been actively calling for solutions and additional support against crime and anti-social behaviour. This funding will back those businesses and assist police in cracking down on law-breakers”.
Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan said 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” said Mr Keenan.
“This Government will continue to put funds towards projects that make Hasluck a safer place” said Mr Wyatt.
Further information on the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund is available at www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/CrimePrevention/Pages/default.aspx