Senator Payne visits Campbelltown CBD to welcome Coalition’s CCTV funding

Thursday, 04 May 2017

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne visited Mawson Park in Campbelltown today to announce the delivery of $195,770 in Coalition funding for CCTV granted to Campbelltown City Council. 

“I am pleased to welcome this significant milestone in the project which will enable the expansion of the CCTV network throughout the CBD precinct of Campbelltown to keep our community safe from local crime and anti-social behaviour,” Senator Payne said.

“This is the second stage expansion of the City Safety Network that covers the CBD precinct of Campbelltown which involved the installation of a fibre link from the Civic Centre Building, located at the corner of Queen Street and Broughton Street to the Campbelltown Arts Centre, at the corner of Camden Road and Appin Road.

“As we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a pivotal factor in both solving and preventing crimes. That is why the Coalition’s funding is a significant and important investment in cracking down on local crime and anti-social behaviour in Macarthur,” Senator Payne said.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic said the funding would help extend the city’s camera network to Bradbury Oval and Koshigaya Park, helping users of these popular public spaces feel even safer.

Council is committed to working with residents, businesses and local police to build a strong and safe community, and the additional security provided by the new cameras will be of significant value to public safety, complementing the existing network across the Queen Street precinct,” he said.

The Safer Communities Fund is a grassroots level grant programme to assist local communities address crime and anti-social behaviour and support crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets and communities safe.

“The Coalition Government recognises that the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening,” Senator Payne said. 

 

Caption: Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne and Campbelltown City Council Liberal Councillor, Ted Rowell discuss the Coalition’s $195,770 funding to extend the existing CCTV network.

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