Northside residents will benefit from increased safety and security when exploring the Redcliffe Peninsula shared pathway thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Safer Communities Fund.
The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton and the Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth announced today at Mango Hill $1 million for the Moreton Bay Regional Council to install CCTV along the 12.3 kilometre shared path from Kippa-Ring to Petrie.
The funding will provide for the installation of CCTV to boost security for residents who wish to ride or walk along the shared path providing access to the local retail and visitor hubs such as Petrie, North Lakes and the Redcliffe Peninsula.
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said it ensures that people could get active with the added comfort that measures were in place to keep them safe. CCTV will discourage anti- social behaviour and allow people to enjoy the local surrounds.
“These grants are important as it ensures that community organisations or local councils are able to upgrade security that benefits the wider community,” Mr Dutton said.
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said he was proud to be able deliver CCTV cameras for the local community.
“I believe every person has the right to feel safe and protected. As a husband and father of three I want everyone in our community to feel safe when they are walking to and from, home, school or work.”
“These cameras will serve as a deterrent to crime and offer more security to locals who use these walkways. These are important projects for our electorates,” Mr Howarth said.
Round three of The Safer Communities Fund was announced recently in the 2018 Budget and applications will be open in mid 2018.
The Safer Communities Fund is the Turnbull Government’s crime prevention program that provides grants of up to $1million to community organisations and local governments for infrastructure that prevents crime and increases security.