Liberal Nationals to boost community safety in South West Coast

Media Release
16 August 2018

Liberal Nationals to boost community safety in South West Coast

A Liberal Nationals Government will focus on more police on the beat, tougher sentencing and $24 million for more local community safety measures like CCTV cameras in at risk areas across South West Coast

Grants of up to $250,000 will be made available to local councils to develop public safety and security infrastructure like CCTV systems, improved lighting and creating local solutions to local crime.

Councils will be able to identify areas within their community such as park edges and shopping areas that attract a higher rate of crime and implement measures to stop anti-social behavior.

This announcement follows other community focused crime prevention measures announced by the Liberal Nationals including:

  • Re-establish a ‘Police in Schools’ program, to allow police to better engage with young Victorians.
  • Fund the establishment of a Victoria Police Mobile CCTV camera rollout and;
  • Commit $2 million over four years to Neighbourhood Watch for local crime prevention initiatives. The Liberal Nationals are committed to ensuring all Victorians feel safe in their communities.

Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy:

“A Liberal Nationals Government will make Victorians safe and feel safer.

This election Victorians will have a choice between more of the same soft approach from Daniel Andrews or the Liberal Nationals zero tolerance approach to violent criminals.”

Comments attributable to Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell:

“CCTV cameras have a track record of deterring crime and assisting in the quick identification and arrest of criminals.

“The previous Napthine Liberal Government provided $168,000 for CCTV linked to the police station in Warrnambool, but Daniel Andrews cut crime prevention funding – Matthew Guy will again make it a priority.”