The City of Stirling will install CCTV cameras in crime hotspots

THE City of Stirling will receive more than $500,000 from the Federal Government for closed circuit television cameras to be installed in areas identified as crime hotspots.

Stirling MHR Michael Keenan said he was pleased the Government would support the City’s Safer Streets program.

‘The Safer Streets program is funded through proceeds of crime, so that yesterday’s crimes are funding local crime prevention programs,’ Mr Keenan said.

‘Our Government is committed to help local communities deliver effective local solutions to crime hotspots and antisocial behaviour through the $50 million Safer Streets program and we are delivering on that commitment in this budget.’

City of Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano said he was delighted with the Government’s commitment.

‘The new CCTV cameras will act as a deterrent to would-be offenders and reduce the incidents of antisocial and criminal activity,’ Cr Italiano said.

‘Surveillance footage captured by the cameras will also assist the City’s officers and police with their investigations.’

Mr Keenan said the Safer Streets program would deliver $180,000 towards an expansion of CCTV for the Mirrabooka Regional Centre, $110,000 for the Richard Gwelfi club rooms in Balcatta, as well as funds to Clarko Reserve and Carine Regional Open Space.