Funding agreement signed to deter crime around Frankston

Local Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson and Frankston City Council Mayor Darrel Taylor today confirmed work will soon start to deter anti-social behaviour in and around Frankston, following the signing of a $359,000 funding agreement.

“Earlier this year the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and I announced an investment of $359,000 to improve safety and community confidence in Frankston, Langwarrin and Seaford as part of the Government’s Safer Streets Program,” Mr Billson said.

“The Coalition Government recently provided Frankston City Council with a first instalment of $175,000 to kick start the work which delivers on a key election commitment.

“The work aims to increase safety in the community and to support smaller businesses by ensuring local shopping/commercial precincts are safe, appealing and a valued part of the local community fabric.

“The funding will be used to expand the CCTV network, remove and prevent graffiti and install improved lighting.”

Frankston City Council Mayor Darrel Taylor welcomed the funding.

“We all deserve to feel safe in our community and a lot of planning has been carried out to ensure work is focused on the areas that need it most,” Cr Taylor said.

“Work is due to start in the coming weeks and we expect it will be completed by the end of 2016.”

Funding of $759,000 has been allocated to the electorate of Dunkley to deliver safety improvements as part of a national $50 million program to deter anti-social behaviour.

The package of funding includes:

• $88,000 for Langwarrin Graffiti Response and Prevention Program
• $79,000 for closed circuit television cameras for Seaford foreshore, shopping village, pier precinct, railway car park
• $78,000 for closed circuit television cameras and lighting for Langwarrin Gateway Shopping Centre carpark
• $55,000 for the Frankston Central Activities District – network expansion
• $59,000 for closed circuit television cameras and lighting for the Mahogany Neighbourhood Centre
• $400,000 for closed circuit television cameras for Mornington Laneway and Street Safety Lighting Scheme.

Bruce Billson Media Contact: Candice Lester 0428 338 902

Frankston City Council Media Contact: Natasha Duckett 0405 622 882