Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has announced the Coalition Government will provide $200,000 for the Inverell CCTV and Safety Project.
The funding has been committed under Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund.
The funding will allow Inverell Shire Council to install CCTV cameras throughout the Inverell CBD to address hotspot crime locations and provide critical surveillance points.
“Inverell deserves the best security we can provide and this funding will go a long way to achieving that for local people in the community,” Mr Joyce said.
“We are already delivering massive investment for the people of Inverell with major infrastructure projects such as the multi-million dollar saleyards upgrade, the new Virtual Reality Driving Simulator for Older Drivers and the $1 million we secured for Inverell in drought recovery funding.
“This added security will build on all those projects and more while providing peace of mind for local residents.”
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.
The Safer Communities Fund, a 2016 election commitment, initially received $40 million to support local communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour and to protect organisations that may face risks from racial or religious intolerance. This further commitment brings the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $70 million between 2016-17 and 2019-20.
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.