City of Gosnells secures funding to improve community safety

City of Gosnells secures funding to improve community safety

CITY of Gosnells has secured $225,000 in funding to improve community safety.

Four Gosnells-based programs will receive funds from the Federal Government and WA Police to improve services.

Gosnells deputy mayor Julie Brown said the funds provided a wonderful opportunity to boost safety in the City.

“The City is committed to making the community a safer place for everyone,” she said.

“This funding will assist the City to work closely with WA Police, local secondary schools and the Gosnells/Canning Youth Collaboration Action Network to deliver innovative crime prevention strategies that benefit our community.”

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Cr Brown said additional funding for two CCTV-focused initiatives would be helpful in assisting WA Police with future investigations.

The Federal Attorney-General’s Department will provide more than $80,000 as part of the Safer Streets Program, which will enable 23 extra CCTV cameras to be installed at Mills Park, Beckenham.

The State CCTV Strategy has committed a further $100,000 towards CCTV cameras at Pioneer Park, and Thornlie and Maddington skate parks.

WA Police also pledged $25,000 from its Community Crime Prevention Fund to support Gosnells and Canning’s Nomad Project.

The Nomad Project discourages at-risk youths from engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour.

The police will also provide $20,000 through the State Graffiti Fund for an arts-based graffiti prevention project.