Victoria Minister for Crime Prevention Andrew McIntosh
Massive Boost For Public Safety In Glenferrie Road Precinct
Victor P Taffa
The Coalition Government today announced funding to install CCTV cameras in the entertainment precinct in Glenferrie Road Hawthorn.
Crime Prevention Minister Andrew McIntosh made the $245,000 announcement in Glenferrie Road this morning.
“This part of Glenferrie Road has joined other famous strips in Melbourne as a vibrant and popular place to spend time in restaurants, bars and nightclubs.” Mr. McIntosh said.
“With that popularity, though, has come an increase in unacceptable behaviour causing injury and damage, and causing members of the public to have concerns for their safety.”
Public safety in Glenferrie Road has increasingly been threatened by assaults, anti-social behaviour and public order offences.
The Coalition Government’s funding, along with almost $100,000 from Boroondara Council, will pay for the installation of eight CCTV cameras in Glenferrie Road.
Footage from the cameras will be monitored and stored at Boroondara Police Station, allowing enhanced Police response and assisting in prosecutions.
The grant has been provided from the Coalition Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund, and is one of 24 grants totalling $2.4 Million.
“The Coalition Government believes communities are best placed to identify their own public safety problems and suggest their own solutions.” Mr. McIntosh said.
“With these Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants, the Coalition Government is supporting those communities with their efforts.”
In this term of government, $39 Million has been allocated to fund lighting, improved urban design, CCTV infrastructure, graffiti removal projects and programs to prevent violence against women and children.