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$2.5 million in community safety grants for Durack

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has today announced the Federal Government will provide just $2.5 million in funding for 14 safer communities projects to protect communities from violent crimes in regional areas. 

The funding has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price announced the funding today in Canberra. 

“This is a brilliant result for my electorate, with this windfall in funding sorely needed for regional Western Australia” Ms Price said. 

“We all know that alcohol related violence and crime, domestic and family violence and other crimes are especially prevalent in regional communities, and is often a topic that isn’t discussed. 

“However, I believe it is imperative the Government is doing all it can to improve community safety with tried and tested methods, like flood lighting public spaces, rolling out CCTV cameras and installing security lighting to public buildings. 

The funding is flowing to the following projects and local governments: 

  • Shire of Dalwallinu - $11,531 for security lighting at the Skate Park, Memorial Park and town site. 
  • Shire of Narembeen - $49,980 for a new CCTV network to prevent crime and ant-social behaviour 
  • Shire of Carnarvon - $214,190 to expand the Carnarvon CCTV network and enhance security at Carnarvon Airport. 
  • Shire of Mount Magnet - $19,900 to expand the Mount Magnet town centre CCTV network.
  • Shire of Dandaragan – $24,935 for solar lighting along Turquoise Way to improve safety at night. 
  • Chapman Valley Historical Society Inc - $10,150 for CCTV cameras at the Chapman Valley Museum and Heritage Precinct. 
  • Town of Port Hedland - $514,344 to expand the towns CCTV systems, and roll out further flood lighting of anti-social behaviour hot-spots.
  • Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley - $799,901 for CCTV and lighting to discourage anti-social behaviour. 
  • Shire of Quairading - $81,840 for CCTV in key locations around town to deter criminals and help to identify offenders.
  • Shire of Coorow - $22,875 for a mobile CCTV solution for Leeman and Green Head. 
  • Shire of Kellerberrin - $103,605 to install CCTV cameras in the newly refurbished Centenary Park.
  • Shire of Shark Bay - $18,375 for CCTV in three key crime hot spots in the shire. 
    Shire of Ashburton - $12,750 for an expansion of the CCTV Network in Onslow. 
  • Shire of Broome - $529,740 for CCTV and lighting upgrades for anti-social behaviour hot spots throughout town. 

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