25/2/2019

CCTV cameras deliver a safer community in Cherbourg

Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien has today announced the Liberal Nationals Government is delivering $987,000 for CCTV cameras to boost community safety in Cherbourg.

“I’m pleased to confirm Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council will receive $987,000 through Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund, to provide 54 cameras at strategic locations throughout Cherbourg,” Mr O’Brien said.

“During my former career as a police officer, I saw how essential CCTV cameras are to both solving crimes and acting as a deterrent to bad behaviour.

The cameras will be installed by Kingaroy Security Patrol at key locations, identified in conjunction with Cherbourg police and the Council, to provide additional security to key buildings such as the school, hospital and council premises.

“The presence of cameras means potential offenders will think twice about breaking the law, and helps the community remain safe, providing an extra layer of security for businesses, residents and properties.”

The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening. 

The Safer Communities Fund, a 2016 election commitment, initially received $40 million to support local communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour and to protect organisations that may face risks from racial or religious intolerance. This further commitment brings the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $70 million between 2016-17 and 2019-20.

More than 300 projects will have been delivered by the Coalition Government across Australia over the three rounds to keep Australians safe.

The Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said that all Australians have a right to feel safe and secure when their communities come together.

The Coalition has now committed $138 million across Australia to deliver on various strategies designed to strengthen our communities.

“The Coalition will continue to assist local councils and organisations to address crime and anti-social behaviour and make our nation safer,” Mr Dutton said.

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