Safer streets mean safer meets

Media Release

FN109/2017

07 July 2017

Joint release with:

Marina Vergone

Mayor for City of Mandurah

Andrew Hastie

Federal Member for Canning

  • Project to install CCTV cameras and lighting around the Mandurah War Memorial is now complete
  • Upgrades part of a broader strategy to improve safety and reduce vandalism
  • The Coalition Government invested $150,000 in the project

The community of Mandurah today celebrated the completion of the Safer Streets—Family Friendly Foreshore project, delivering 24/7 security cameras and additional lighting to increase safety and reduce vandalism around the War Memorial.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Coalition Government continued to invest in local communities.

“This project improves the safety and ongoing use of the Western Foreshore at Mandurah,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and better community safety is a great way to help achieve that.”

Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie, who attended the official opening, said the project was a welcome investment in the local community.

“In most towns around Australia war memorials are among the most recognisable local landmarks. They are one of the few places a whole community comes together. This development helps preserve that space for the people of Mandurah by protecting it from senseless vandalism.

“The improvements included the installation of six CCTV cameras, seating at the War Memorial, and lighting in the War Memorial car park at the Western Foreshore,” Mr Hastie said.

“With the completion of this project, the community can have more confidence using the Western Foreshore as a gathering space for people of all ages, during both the day and evening.”

Mayor for the City of Mandurah Marina Vergone welcomed today's launch of the Safer Streets—Family Friendly Foreshore project.

“We're so proud to have launched the Safer Streets—Family Friendly Foreshore project on the Western Foreshore, which will further enhance Mandurah as a thriving, safe and connected community,” Mayor Vergone said.

“We'd like to thank the Coalition Government for its funding contribution through Community Development Grants Programme, committing the necessary funds to deliver this important project.

“Now the project is complete, the Mandurah community and visitors to the area will be able to enjoy the benefits of extra seating and lighting, new signage, and extra CCTV cameras, which help to promote the Western Foreshore as a family friendly destination.”

The Safer Street—Family Friendly Foreshore project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government providing $150,000 and the City of Mandurah investing $65,000 to the project.