Federal Minister for Justice, Mr Michael Keenan, and Federal Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks, have announced that the funding agreement to deliver CCTV cameras for Terrigal and Copacabana has been executed and the project is ready to go ahead.
Ms Wicks said more than $550,000 in funding has been authorised under Safer Streets Round Two for use by Central Coast Council, delivering on a commitment made during the recent election campaign. “Many community members have raised concerns about safety in our community, on the road and on our streets,” Ms Wicks said. “This investment will assist in deterring crime and anti-social behaviour in our community,” Mrs Wicks said.
“The funding will deliver 16 new CCTV cameras across Terrigal and Copacabana as well as upgrading four existing cameras,” she said. “New CCTV cameras will be installed at a number of locations including the corner of Terrigal Dve and Havenview Rd, The Skillion lookout and in the Skate Park at Copacabana.
“This money builds on the $680,000 already delivered through the first round of Safer Streets funding, which provided CCTV cameras in locations including Kariong, Kincumber and Gosford.” Mr Keenan said only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening. “All Australians have the right to feel safe and secure in their community and Lucy Wicks has worked hard to deliver this funding for the Central Coast,” Mr Keenan said.
“Most importantly though, these funds are from the Proceeds of Crime Account, that is money taken from criminals and reinvested into preventing more crimes. “Our Government is delivering on its commitment to assist communities to deliver local solutions to crime hot-spots and antisocial behaviour.”
Media release, Nov 14, 2016 Tim Sowden, offi ce of Lucy Wicks