THE community celebrated the completion of the Safer Street-Family Friendly Foreshore project last week, delivering 24/7 security cameras and additional lighting to increase safety and reduce vandalism around the war memorial.
Improvements include the installation of six CCTV cameras, seating at the memorial and lighting in the car park.
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said the project was a welcome investment for the community.
“In most towns around Australia, war memorials are among the most recognisable local landmarks,’’ he said.
“They are one of the few places a whole community comes together.
“This development helps preserve that space for the people of Mandurah by protecting it from senseless vandalism.”
Mr Hastie said the community could now have more confidence in using the western foreshore as a gathering space for people of all ages, during both the day and evening.
Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone said the project would help promote the western foreshore as a family-friendly place.
The grant-funded project was developed in response to issues highlighted by residents, businesses and police and works to continue to uphold community safety and crime prevention.
The Safer Street-Family Friendly Foreshore project was jointly funded by the Federal Government ($150,000) and the City of Mandurah ($65,000).