MP welcomes police funding

The police budget has been increased by $83.5 million for 2014-15, to a total of $1.34 billion.

‘This means we can have more frontline police officers to make our streets safer, continue to implement the State’s CCTV strategy and fund covert cameras to fight hoon driving,’ she said.

She was pleased with the $10 million allocation for KidSport vouchers and the continuation of the Gateway WA project to the tune of $296 million in the |budget.

‘These kind of infrastructure projects are very important for an area such as ours and the overall State transport strategy,’ Mrs Godfrey said.

South East Metropolitan MLC Samantha Rowe said the budget slugged families with increased costs of living, including 4.5 per cent increases to electricity, 6 per cent rises to water costs, and a 4 per cent in public transport fares.

‘This budget will hurt Belmont families who are already struggling to cope with increased costs of living,’ she said.