Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Former Treasurer; Attorney General

    Proceeds of crime grants aid street safety

    15/02/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • $181,984 for expanded CCTV cameras in the City of Vincent
    Attorney General Christian Porter has announced a grant offer of $181,984 to the City of Vincent so it can extend its CCTV network in central Perth, Mount Lawley and Highgate.

    In the latest round of the State Government’s criminal property confiscation grants program, 14 grants totalling $1.76million have been offered to local government and non-profit community groups.

    Mr Porter said the two-year ‘Promoting a Safer Vincent on Beaufort’ project aimed to improve community safety in the three suburbs, centred around the entertainment precinct, and was targeted towards reducing graffiti and antisocial behaviour and protecting potential victims of crime.

    “The presence of the CCTV cameras will help deter antisocial behaviour because footage will be available for police to review and charge offenders as a result,” he said.

    “During the two years, WA Police will also be able to observe offender behaviour and tailor their policing in the area accordingly.”

    The cameras will be rolled out as part of a wider council community safety strategy.

    The criminal property confiscation grants program allows local governments and non-profit community groups to apply for up to $200,000 seized under the State’s tough proceeds of crime laws to fight criminal activity, tackle drug-related issues and help victims of crime.

    The grants are released to the applicants once they have met certain pre-conditions, including contributing in-kind support to the project they are going to run.

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