The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to address crime and anti-social behaviour, Member for Forde Bert van Manen said today.
The 2014-15 Federal Budget includes funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevention projects including:
$105,000 for closed circuit television cameras for Chambers Flat Road (Bourke St, Waterford West)
$105,000 for closed circuit television cameras for Shailer Park
$240,000 for closed circuit television cameras for Loganlea
$510,000 for closed circuit television cameras for Beenleigh CBD
Mr van Manen welcomed the Coalition Government’s $960,000 investment to improve security in the local community.
“After advocating for Safer Streets I am pleased to announce the Government is delivering improved crime prevention infrastructure for the residents of Forde,” Mr van Manen said.
“We consulted widely with both the community and the Logan City Council about increasing CCTV cameras in Forde.”
“An overwhelming number of locals supported an increase in the number of CCTV security cameras in these locations,” he said.
City of Logan Mayor Pam Parker welcomed the funding saying helping create a safer city had been a top priority for the Council for many years.
“Logan City Council is committed to creating a safer city for all residents and businesses. Today is recognition that all levels of government and the community can work together on important issues such as safety,” she said.
“This federal funding is a welcome contribution to the first class safety camera program we have here in the City of Logan.”
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan congratulated Bert van Manen on the hard work undertaken to secure the funding for local communities.
“Our Government committed to help local communities deliver effective local solutions to crime hot-spots and anti-social behaviour through the $50 million Safer Streets programme and we are delivering on that commitment in this Budget.
“All Australians have the right to feel safe and secure in their community and the Safer Streets Programme will help achieve that,” Mr Keenan said.
Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at
Minister Keenan: Emily Broadbent 0400 390 008
Bert van Manen MP: Amanda Ainsley 0488 093 158
Logan City Council: Deanna Nott: 0434 683 265