20 new CCTV cameras will be established in the Mount Druitt Town Centre to help address anti-social behaviour, racial and religious intolerance, and to increase community safety.
Blacktown City Council will receive over $267,000 under Round 5 of the Morrison Government’s Safer Communities Fund to install the cameras which will be placed around Dawson Mall.
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said everyone had a right to feel safe.
“Mount Druitt is a diverse community, and that is something we should all be proud of,” Senator Payne said.
“However, we know that Dawson Mall is unfortunately a hotspot for anti-social behaviour and racial and religious intolerance.
“Investing in the Safer Communities Fund was a key election commitment under the Morrison Government’s Plan for Western Sydney.
“I am pleased to deliver this funding to help deter local crime, anti-social behaviour, and assist police in their enquiries.”
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM welcomed the grant funding.
“The installation of the CCTV cameras will assist our Police in making Dawson Mall safer and more secure for the community,” Mayor Bleadsdale said.
“The cameras are also expected to help reduce graffiti and vandalism, making the mall a better place to work and shop.
“Blacktown City Council will continue work with all levels of government and our local Police to ensure the safety and security of our communities."