Delivering safer communities in Wentworth
The Coalition Government is delivering on our election commitments in Wentworth under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety across Australia.
The Safer Communities Fund is a grassroots level grant programme to assist local communities address crime and anti-social behaviour and support crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets and communities safe.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Wentworth said he was pleased to announce that funding of $14,100 has been granted to the Council of the Municipiality of Woollahra Gap Park to enable them to install CCTV equipment as part of their Gap Park Local Priority Project to keep our community safe.
Woollahra Council will purchase and install one high definition IP Spectra CCTV camera in Gap Park, Watsons Bay and a designated workstation with dual monitors at the Rose Bay local area command, Point Piper. The aim of the initiative is to assist emergency services in locating persons considering suicide, thereby reducing response times and providing much needed help to those in the community suffering.
“As we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a pivotal factor in Wentworth for both keeping people in the community safe and preventing crime, ” Mr Turnbull said.
Minister Keenan said under the Safer Communities Fund, local councils and community organisations will receive funding to boost their crime prevention initiatives through the installation of fixed and mobile CCTV or lighting.
“The Coalition Government has a strong track record when it comes to protecting community safety. We recognise that the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening,” Mr Keenan said.
“Our top priority will always be to keep our citizens and our communities safe.”
This Government will continue to put funds towards projects that make Wenworth a safer place.
Further information on the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund is available at www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/CrimePrevention/Pages/default.aspx