Coolbinia, Menora residents want Federal Government funding to make streets safer

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COOLBINIA and Menora residents are seeking Federal Government funding to make their streets safer.

In November, Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman hosted a safety forum in Coolbinia in light of recent violent incidents, seeking feedback from residents on how to make the area safer.

More than 50 people attended the afternoon forum, with representatives from the City of Stirling and WA Police also there, along with Perth MHR Tim Hammond.

The two Labor members have now circulated a petition requesting “increased CCTV infrastructure in Coolbinia” that will be presented to members of the House of Representatives.

Mr Hammond said he would lobby the Government for funding.

“Upon receiving the completed petitions, I will be making the case to the Federal Government for the need to open another round of Safer Communities Funding, so we can take active steps to support our local communities like Coolbinia and Menora and do our part in helping to keep them safe,” he said.

Mr Hammond praises Mr Millman for running the forum.

“(It) allowed a very constructive dialogue between the community and their elected representatives,” he said.

Mr Millman said he was pleased with the turnout.

“The large turnout reflects the feeling in the community and reinforced why having this dialogue is so important,” he said.

“The McGowan Labor Government is continuing to implement its community safety agenda through initiatives such as the Meth Action Plan.”

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