The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to improve the security and safety of Scoresby and Alchester Villages, Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, 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 which includes $100,000 to improve the lighting at Scoresby Village and $100,000 to improve the lighting at Alchester Village.
Mr Tudge welcomed the Coalition Government’s $200,000 investment to improve security in the local community through better lighting, fulfilling an election commitment.
“Better lighting will be a big boost, not just for safety but for the overall amenity of these villages,” Mr Tudge said.
“I look forward to working with local traders and Knox Council to implement this over the months ahead.”
“This is the first tranche of security commitments that we have funded. Further security measures will be announced in the weeks ahead.”
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan congratulated Alan Tudge 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.
“All Australians have the right to feel safe and secure in their community and the Safer Streets Programme will help achieve that,” Mr Keenan said.
Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at www.ag.gov.au.