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.”
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.