$170,000 for CCTV in Shire of Kalamunda

Federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt today announced a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $170,000 for CCTV cameras in the Shire of Kalamunda as part of an ongoing commitment to make communities safer.

Mr Wyatt attended a recent crime forum in Kalamunda at which local business and community leaders said that law and order was their number one concern in the Shire.

“I heard local business owners share their stories about the harmful impact crime is having on their shops, staff and families,” said Mr Wyatt.

“I also listened to concerns about hoon drivers and fears that innocent road users could be injured by these irresponsible motorists.”

“That’s why I’m pleased to deliver this funding for CCTV cameras in the Shire to help deter crime and anti-social behaviour, and help police catch offenders.”

Four CCTV camera towers will be built in the Shire, two in Lesmurdie at the Lion’s Lookout near Crystal Brook Road and another at Falls Road. The remaining two will be located at the Jack Healy Centre in the heart of Kalamunda and the Zig Zag carpark in Gooseberry Hill.

“I’ve been working closely with the Shire of Kalamunda which has identified these locations as the best places for CCTV cameras to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour,” said Mr Wyatt.

“Everyone wants to feel safe in their community and I’m committed to fighting for projects that will make our local streets and communities safer.”

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said the Coalition’s community safety record was solid.

“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and one of the best ways to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to install security lighting and CCTV,” he said.

“The Coalition will continue to reinvest money confiscated from criminals and use it to fund projects that make our streets and communities safer.”

The $40 million Safer Communities Fund 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).
  • Boost efforts to protect schools, pre-schools and community organisations that are facing security risks associated with racial or religious intolerance. Further information on the Safer Communities Programme is available at https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2016/06/01/coalitions-plan-deliver-safer-communities
  • The Coalition has now committed more than $100 million purely to assist local communities in delivering strategies to address crime and anti-social behaviour