The Federal Member for Higgins, Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has today announced the Turnbull Government will provide $100,000 to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in Malvern.
The funding will be delivered under the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.
Ms O’Dwyer said she would work with the Stonnington Council and local police to determine the best position and arrangements for the CCTVs.
“While Malvern is usually a safe area, we need CCTV cameras to act as a deterrent to growing gang activity in Melbourne’s east, including a recent spate of carjackings in our community,” she said.
The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.
Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening.
This new $40 million fund will build on the previous work the Coalition undertook through the Safer Streets Programme and the Schools Security Programme.
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said the Coalition’s community safety record was solid.
“The Coalition has now committed more than $100 million purely to assist local communities in delivering strategies to address crime and anti-social behaviour,” Mr Keenan said.
“We will continue to put funds towards projects that make our streets, communities and our nation safer.”