The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to improve safety and encourage more people to use public spaces in Warrnambool and help cut down on crime.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $52,843 in funding for Warrnambool City Council for their CCTV to Counter Vandalism and Hoon Behaviour project.
This funding grant will assist with the installation of 3 CCTV cameras in hotspot locations around the Warrnambool foreshore precinct.
The upgrade will improve community participation and confidence in accessing public spaces and deter anti-social behaviour.
The project has received funding through the latest round of Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants, with 20 councils across Victoria to share in more than $3.4 million funding for 20 projects.
The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants program supports projects that improve community safety and confidence in public places.
It is part of the Victorian Government’s $19.4 million investment in its Community Crime Prevention Program, aimed at tackling crime and its root causes.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to be partnering with Warrnambool City Council to help increase public safety in Warrnambool.”
“This project will open up the Warrnambool foreshore precinct and increase surveillance of the area. This means women, families, and the wider community can feel safer using this space.”
“We are delivering a record $2 billion to recruit more police and deliver stronger laws, but these grants recognise the importance of the community’s input in enhancing safety at a local level.”