Senator Payne visits Leura Mall to welcome Coalition's CCTV funding

Thursday, 04 May 2017

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne visited Leura Mall in the Blue Mountains today to announce the delivery of $120,000 in Coalition funding for CCTV granted to Leura Village Association. 

“I am pleased to welcome this significant milestone in the project which will now enable the purchase and installation of 17 CCTV cameras throughout the Mall,” Senator Payne said. 

“As we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a pivotal factor in both solving and preventing crimes. The installation of this network will bring peace of mind to locals, business owners and tourists visiting the region, deterring crime and anti-social behaviour.”

Vice President of the Leura Village Association, Piercarlo Cuneo welcomed the approval of the funding in the shopping precinct.

Leura is a scenic historic village located on the edge of the famous Blue Mountains National Park – a World Heritage area. It is visited by scores of domestic and international tourists annually. We receive at least ten to fifteen tourist buses daily as the close proximity to Sydney city is a great plus for tour operators and day-trippers,” Mr Cuneo said.

“Naturally as we are hosts to such a great number of visitors, security is an important consideration for all, tourists and business owners alike.

“To keep our village safe, and secure our small businesses in the village, the installation of the CCTV system will be a great addition,” Mr Cuneo 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.

Caption: Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne with Leura Village Association Vice President Piercarlo Cuneo at Leura Mall to announce the approval of $120,000 in Coalition funding for CCTV.

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