DELIVERING SAFER COMMUNITIES IN GREY
Posted on Thursday, 24 May, 2018
Federal Member for Grey Rowan
Ramsey said he is pleased to announce the Whyalla City Council has secured $364,557 from
Round 2 of the Safer Communities Fund for a project which will increase safety
in Civic Park.
“The grant will enable council
to install CCTV and lighting in the park which will increase safety and help reduce
crime,” Mr Ramsey said. “This allocation takes the total of projects funded
under the program across the Grey to more than $600k and the Federal Government
has now invested $40m in making communities safer right round Australia.”
Mr Ramsey said that council
will install additional light poles along the main paths in the park and CCTV
360 degree zoom/tilt cameras at key intersecting points.
“Civic Park is a well utilised
public space for community events and public displays and is also a main
thoroughfare for pedestrians to the city's main shopping centre, fast food
outlets and public library,” he said.
“The lighting and cameras will
make it safer for the community to use this public space and provide useful
footage for police in the event of criminal activity.
“Three hundred and sixty thousand
dollars is a very solid contribution and comes on the back of a long string of
projects in the city that the Federal Government has backed.
“We’ve been through some tough
times here, but the message is loud and clear, the Federal Government from
Malcolm Turnbull down, believe in this place and recognise how important it is
to the state and national economies.”
Mr Ramsey said Round 3 of Safer
Communities was announced in the Budget and will open for applications early in
the second half of 2018.
“Round 3 represents another round
of $40m to build on the previous work the Coalition undertook during Government
through the Safer Streets Programme and the Schools Security Programme,” he
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May 23 2018