A Liberal 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 the Shepparton electorate.
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.
With these grants, 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 behaviour.
In the past 4 years, since Daniel Andrews was elected, Nathalia has seen a 58.77% rise in crime, Shepparton a 6.11% rise, and Mooroopna 21.13%.
This announcement follows other community focused crime prevention measures announced by the Liberals 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.
- Commit $2 million over four years to Neighbourhood Watch for local crime prevention initiatives.
The Liberals are committed to ensuring all Victorians feel safe in their communities.
Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy:
“A Liberal 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 Liberals’ zero tolerance approach to violent criminals.”
Comments attributable to Liberal for Shepparton, Cheryl Hammer
“CCTV cameras have a track record of deterring crime and assisting in the quick identification and arrest of criminals.
Daniel Andrews cut crime prevention funding, Matthew Guy will make it a priority.”
Media Contact: Cheryl Hammer M: 0410 561 934