The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to address crime and anti-social behaviour, Member for Pearce Christian Porter said today.
The 2014-15 Federal Budget includes funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevention projects including:
$250,000 for closed circuit television cameras for Ellenbrook CBD
Mr Porter welcomed the Coalition Government’s $500,000 investment (split between Ellenbrook and Midland CBDs) to improve security in the local community.
“The reason I have been working hard to secure this funding for Ellenbrook is because there have been some worrying increases in the types of offending that CCTV can help combat,” Mr Porter said.
“Graffiti has increased by 44 per cent over the past year in Ellenbrook and assaults have increased by 33 per cent between May 2011 and May 2014. The CCTV funding will help the Ellenbrook community get on top of this offending and I am pleased that we have been able to deliver it in our first budget.”
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan congratulated Christian Porter on the hard work undertaken to secure the funding for local communities.
“Our Government committed to help local communities deliver effective local solutions to crime hot-spots and anti-social behaviour through the $50 million Safer Streets Programme and we are delivering on that commitment in this Budget,” Mr Keenan said.
“All Australians have the right to feel safe and secure in their community and the Safer Streets Programme will help achieve that.”
Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at www.ag.gov.au.