Delivering safer communities in Port Augusta
Posted on Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he welcomes confirmation of funding through the Federal Government’s Safe
Communities Fund of $195,873 for the Corporation of the City of Port Augusta.
Government is delivering on our election commitments in Grey under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community
safety across Australia and this funding will help keep the Port Augusta
community safe, reduce vandalism and graffiti and support crime prevention.”
Port Augusta the funding will be used by council to purchase and install
security related infrastructure (network equipment, CCTV cameras and security
software) to provide front line police and security officers the resources to
monitor and prevent crime and to deter antisocial behaviour around the central
business district, foreshore district and the airport.
Safer Communities Fund is a
grassroots level grant programme to assist local communities address crime and
anti-social behaviour and support crime prevention initiatives to keep our
streets and communities safe.
Ramsey said he was pleased to announce this funding of almost $200,000 has been
granted to to the Corporation of the City of Port Augusta to enable them to
install CCTV cameras to help keep the community safe from
local crime and anti-social behaviour.
we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a pivotal factor in both
solving crimes and preventing crimes,” he said.
have had constituents report violent behaviour on the wharf and complain about
the lack of cameras for police to review these types of antisocial issues.
is why the Coalition’s Safer Communities
Fund is such a significant and important investment in cracking down on
local crime and anti-social behaviour.”
Minister Michael Keenan said under the Safer
Communities Fund, local councils and community organisations will receive
funding to boost their crime prevention initiatives through the installation of
fixed and mobile CCTV or lighting.
Coalition Government has a strong track record when it comes to protecting
community safety. We recognise that the best way to tackle crime and
anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening,” Mr Keenan said.
top priority will always be to keep our citizens and our communities safe.”
information on the Coalition Government’s Safer
Communities Fund is available at www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/CrimePrevention/Pages/default.aspx
contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
April 20 2017