New CCTV cameras and lighting will be installed in and around the Banjo Paterson Park to improve public safety and help police identify people in the park at night.
CCTV cameras will be also installed in the Cranbourne shopping strip activity area and the precincts around local train stations and carparks including Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Cranbourne train station.
CCTV programs have been widely successful in improving residents’ feelings of safety and security as well as assisting Victoria Police in responding to crime.
Despite Victoria’s population increasing by over half a million people, frontline police numbers have fallen under Daniel Andrews with Police Association figures showing there are now 190 fewer uniform officers than in 2013.
Having an extensive CCTV network around Cranbourne will act has a deterrent for would be criminals and assist police in catching criminals when they do offend.
This community safety commitment builds on the Liberal Nationals pledge to build a new police station at Clyde North to help police keep the community safe and keep up with the demand experienced the huge amount of population growth in Clyde.
Since Daniel Andrews was elected, crime in Cranbourne has increase 13.6%, 51.9% in Cranbourne East and 31.05% in Cranbourne. Under Daniel Andrews, crime is out of control.
Comments attributable to Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Inga Peulich MLC:
“Violent crime and youth gangs are out of control under Daniel Andrews, and the culture of lawlessness under Victorian Labor must end.”
“An elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide $250,000 towards extending the current CCTV security camera network in Cranbourne and Lynbrook to help make our communities safe.”
“There is a clear choice at the next election between more of the same from Daniel Andrews or a Liberal National Coalition government who will deliver tough on crime policy to make our streets safe again.”