Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has today announced the Government will provide $95,000 to the Port Pirie Regional Council to increase community security in the city.
The funding has been committed under Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund.
Mr Ramsey said community safety is paramount in enabling people to feel safe to go about their lives.
“Safe communities are strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening,” he said.
“The Port Pirie Regional Council has done an excellent job in minimising graffiti, crime and anti-social behaviour through their ongoing efforts and this funding will enable counil to extend and improve that vigilance.”
This funding will increase community safety, reduce fear and improve detection of crime by increasing visible CCTV presence in identified risk areas of the Port Pirie CBD and surrounds.
The installation of four new CCTV cameras will provide further coverage desired by SAPOL; upgrading six existing sites and connecting two previously isolated CCTV systems will improve quality, reliability and utility of the Port Pirie CCTV network. Coupled with greater CCTV signage the improvements will further the strong partnership between Port Pirie Regional Council and SA Police to enable people to come together in public spaces without fear of crime or antisocial behaviour.
The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.
The Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said that all Australians have a right to feel safe and secure when their communities come together.
The Coalition has now committed $138 million across Australia to deliver on various strategies designed to strengthen our communities.
“The Coalition will continue to assist local councils and organisations to address crime and anti-social behaviour and make our nation safer,” Mr Dutton said.
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