The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $30,000 for closed circuit television (CCTV) in Kallangur.
Mr Dutton was joined by the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan in Kallangur today to make the announcement.
Mr Dutton said that the funding will help to purchase CCTV and roving cameras to help police to combat anti-social behaviour in Dickson.
“I want to do all I can to help keep our community safe,” Mr Dutton said.
“CCTV will help prevent crime and aid the police in the investigation of crimes committed. It will make Kallangur a safer place for local families and small businesses.”
The funding has been committed under the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.
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.