Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection, Hon Michael Keenan MP, and Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP, today announced that a Coalition Government would fund the installation of security cameras at Mountain Gate shops, Studfield shops and Wantirna Mall.
This commitment of $90,000 is part of Alan Tudge’s plan to improve community safety in Knox and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. It will be funded from the Coalition’s Community Crime Prevention Programme.
The announcement will extend security camera coverage into the three new areas, building upon cameras already operational in Boronia and Bayswater.
Mr Tudge has been working with the local traders, police and Knox Council over the last 12 months to develop local community safety plans. The announcement for security cameras comes out of these discussions.
For example, in Mountain Gate, Mr Tudge has coordinated the various levels and arms of government to develop a tailored 5-point safety plan. This is being progressively implemented and security cameras were one of the key points.
This funding commitment is conditional on council approval (if required).
Mr Tudge said the cameras would be a big security boost and greatly improve community safety.
“These security cameras, along with our broader plans, will make a big difference to community safety in the local area.”
“There have too many break-ins recently. These security cameras will both act as a deterrent as well as be a mechanism for catching criminals.”
“Local residents expect to feel safe and secure in the local area and this announcement today will help with that.”
Mr Keenan said that “The Coalition wants to support the efforts of local police and community members in providing a safe and secure environment. This announcement today will contribute to that.”