Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a re-elected Turnbull/Joyce Government will provide $200,000 for CCTV cameras in Grafton.
The funding has been committed under the Coalition’s Safer Communities Fund.
“CCTV makes our town safer, can save lives, and most certainly will prevent crime,” Mr Hogan said.
“I am proud to deliver this important project for the people of Grafton,” Mr Hogan said.
“This promise is central to my election campaign because we should always be able to walk our streets in safety, particularly our older residents.”
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 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 funding will build on the previous work the Coalition undertook during Government through Safer Streets Programme and the Schools Security Program.