Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Media Release - More CCTV Security Cameras for Lilydale under a Coalition Government - 14 August 2013

A Coalition Government will make our streets safer by funding the upgrade and extension of the existing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) security camera network in Lilydale. The $100,000 in funding announced today will allow the conversion of the current analogue system to digital and enable the installation of at least 8 new CCTV cameras.

The best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it occurring in the first place. And the existing security camera network that was first established by the Howard Government has made Lilydale a safer place.

The Coalition grant will increase the number of CCTV security cameras in Lilydale to at a total of at least 20. This commitment is part of the Coalition’s Safer Streets Communities Grants program, which if the Coalition is elected, will make our streets safer by providing $50 million over four years to tackle local crime hotspots around Australia.

I have worked closely with the Lilydale Centre Safe Committee, which is responsible for the maintenance of the camera network. The Committee Chair, Mr Alister Osborne, has advocated the need for an extension with me over recent months.

In response to this local advocacy, I have fought for this pledge to be part of my local plan for a stronger and safer Lilydale.

Our policy for Safer Streets Communities Grants is part of the Coalition’s Real Solutions Plan to build a stronger Australia and a better future – for all Australians

14 August 2013

Media Contact: Ted Lapkin – mobile 0411 22 1392

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