A re-elected Morrison Government will provide $70,000 to improve community safety by installing a CCTV camera network in Drysdale.
Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson made the announcement while visiting the Drysdale town centre today.
The funding will be provided under the Morrison Government’s Safer Communities Program.
Previous funding of $120,000 was provided to the City of Greater Geelong to install CCTV camera networks in Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, to keep the community safe from local crime and anti-social behaviour.
“By empowering local organisations and councils to improve their security infrastructure, addressing crime and anti-social behaviour, the initiative increases perceptions of safety and fosters vibrant communities into the future,” Ms Henderson said.
“By paying down debt and growing the economy, we can afford to deliver funding for these priorities in communities across Corangamite.
Ms Henderson said this year’s Federal Budget delivered Australia’s first surplus in more than a decade.
“The surplus guarantees funding for the essential services that you and your family need and rely on,” Ms Henderson said.
“In addition to funding for community safety, this includes record funding for schools, hospitals, medicines and roads.”