Minister for Justice, Hon Michael Keenan MP and Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, today announced funding for security cameras at Mountain Gate, Wantirna Mall and Studfield Shops as well as mobile cameras for Knox Police.
The funding implements election commitments made by Mr Tudge.
Funding will come out of the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevention projects. The projects include:
– $30,000 for security cameras for Studfield Shops
– $30,000 for security cameras for Wantirna Mall
– $20,000 for mobile security cameras for Knox Police.
Mr Tudge welcomed the Coalition Government’s $110,000 investment in security cameras, complementing the $200,000 investment in better lighting for Alchester Village and Scoresby Village.
“These projects are absolutely necessary to help secure our local shopping centres.
“Safer shops mean more customers, secure and confident traders and an economic boost for small business in Knox.
“I look forward to working with local traders to implement these commitments as soon as possible,” said Mr Tudge.
Minister Keenan congratulated local traders and Alan Tudge on their efforts to tackle local crime and deliver safer streets to residents.
“Alan Tudge has been a constant voice in my ear saying we need to help local traders secure these areas for shoppers and staff who use them each day.
“The investment by the government in the $50 million Safer Streets programme delivers the promises made during the election.
“These security cameras will be funded through this programme, helping to keep Knox residents safe and secure,” said Minister Keenan.
Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at www.ag.gov.au.