Sunnybank Presented With $300,000 for Safer Suburbs Initiative

Queensland, Australia ( April 12, 2011

Sunnybank Presented With $300,000 for Safer Suburbs Initiative

Sunnybank Presented With $300,000 for Safer Suburbs Initiative

The Minister for Justice Brendan O’Connor today delivered $300,000 for community safety initiatives at Sunnybank, as part of the Gillard Government’s Safer Suburbs initiative.

“The $300,000 will go towards measures such as closed circuit television cameras and lighting to deter crime and anti-social behaviour,” Mr O’Connor said. “Through this funding, Sunnybank residents will be safer and feel safer in their community.”

“We’re committed to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as reducing the fear of crime in the community,” Mr O’Connor said. “At the last election, the Gillard Government pledged $5.4 million to extend Safer Suburbs to support over 40 projects across Australia,” Mr O’Connor said.

Member for Moreton Graham Perrett said Safer Suburbs will help to improve public safety at Sunnybank’s hot spots and potential problem areas. “CCTV can be an important tool in investigating crimes, but it also has a deterrent effect – and prevention is always better than cure,” Mr Perrett said.

“We want local people and visitors to our area to not only be safe but feel safe when they are in Sunnybank’s public spaces. This will help us achieve that,” Mr Perrett said. “The Gillard Government is working with all levels of Government and local communities to make our streets and suburbs safer, and it’s often community-based projects such as this that are the most successful,” he said.

Safer Suburbs has already delivered 21 projects worth $15 million across Australia.

Safer Suburbs aims to make city centres and community facilities safer places by funding community safety measures such as closed circuit television systems and street lighting. Safer Suburbs will further reduce crime and anti social behaviour by funding local initiatives run by not for profit and local government organisations to implement a range of community safety initiatives.

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