Broadbent commits to Safer Streets for Warragul

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Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has announced funding from Round Two of the Coalition’s Safer Street Programme of $229,033 that will deliver CCTV camera’s and lighting in Warragul.

Under the Safer Streets Programme, Baw Baw Shire council will receive $92,083 for the installation of a 15 camera wireless CCTV system along Queen Street in Warragul.

The Safer Streets Programme supports local communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as boost crime prevention initiatives to help keep local residents safe on the streets.

“Mums and dads want to know their communities are safe and secure. We’re investing $229,000 in local solutions to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in McMillan,” Mr Broadbent said.

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said funding for the programme is drawn from the Proceeds of Crime Account, money confiscated from criminals and later reinvested into crime prevention and law enforcement projects.

“The Coalition will continue to reinvest money confiscated from criminals and put them towards projects that make our street and communities safer”, Mr Keenan said.

“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening.”

“I congratulate Russell Broadbent for his ongoing lobbying efforts in Canberra to deliver for his communities back home, and to ensure this project became a reality for his constituents.”

In the first funding round, the Safer Streets Programme provided $19.5 million for specific projects for the installation of CCTV and lighting.

The second round of funding will be delivered in two streams: the first stream will fund community safety infrastructure that includes CCTV and lighting, the second stream will deliver crime prevention initiatives.

Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at http://www.ag.gov.au

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