Delivering safer communities on Yorke Peninsula
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 for two projects on Yorke Peninsula.
Minlaton Progress Association will receive funding of $10,000 under the program
and the the Wallaroo Community Development Association in partnership with the
District Council of the Copper Coast will receive $5000 toward increasing
security in the town.
Minlaton Progress will engage a contractor to install security lighting and
CCTV cameras around the perimeter of the playground at the butler memorial
precinct. The aim of this project is to minimise the anti-social behaviour and
vandalism that occurs after dark at the playground.
Wallaroo the funding will purchase and install four CCTV cameras and associated
monitoring equipment for the foreshore to cover the newly installed swimming
facilities. The aim of this initiative is to monitor and prevent crime,
vandalism and antisocial behaviour at this location.
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 these communities on
Yorke Peninsula safe, reduce vandalism and graffiti and support crime
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 the Wallaroo and Minlaton communities will now be
able to try and stem antisocial, destructive behaviour which destroys property
and ruins community assets for everyone.
we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a pivotal factor in both
solving crimes and preventing crimes,” he said.
is a sad reality that there are people within our communities who will destroy
the hard work of others and when vandalism reareds its ugly head it is
heartbreaking and is costly to the community.
the Minlaton and Wallaroo communities are proud of their towns and want to keep
them safe and free from senseless damage and graffiti.
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