The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton MP has today announced the Morrison Government will provide $10,917 for CCTV at Pine Rivers Vineyard Church and $4,521 for CCTV at Vinnies Lawnton.
The funding has been committed under Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund.
Mr Dutton said that he was pleased to secure the funding for these local projects to improve public safety.
“Providing CCTV at Vinnies in Lawnton and the Pine Rivers Vineyard Church will improve safety for staff and volunteers and help prevent thefts at these establishments, making it easier for them to keep providing services to our community.
“Nationwide, the Coalition will continue to assist local councils and organisations to address crime and anti-social behaviour and make our nation safer,” Mr Dutton said.
Vinnies Queensland Brisbane Regional Retail Operations Manager Renzo Salvetti spoke about the safety benefits the CCTV will provide.
“We identified CCTV as a priority for our Vinnies Lawnton shop to provide a deterrent for antisocial behaviour such as illegal dumping, theft and vandalism and promote community safety in the area.
“This funding will mean more money can be directed toward helping people in need,” Mr Salvetti said.
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 Safer Communities Fund, a 2016 election commitment, initially received $40 million to support local communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour and to protect organisations that may face risks from racial or religious intolerance. This further commitment brings the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $70 million between 2016-17 and 2019-20.
More than 300 projects will have been delivered by the Coalition Government across Australia over the three rounds to keep Australians safe.
The Coalition has now committed $138 million across Australia to deliver on various strategies designed to strengthen our communities.