Media Release

12 October 2018

Guy: CCTV cameras for Spring Square

Friday 12 October 2018

CCTV cameras for Spring Square

Our local communities deserve to feel safe.

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide $250,000 towards extending the current CCTV security camera network in Narre Warren and Hallam.

The CCTV camera network will be extended into the Spring Square, Hallam and Webb Street, Narre Warren activity areas to enhance the safety of shoppers and traders.

CCTV programs have been widely successful in improving residents’ feelings of safety and security as well as assisting Victoria Police in responding to crime.

Despite Victoria’s population increasing by over half a million people, frontline police numbers have fallen under Daniel Andrews with Police Association figures showing there are now 190 fewer uniform officers than in 2013.

Having an extensive CCTV network around the Narre Warren North electorate will act has a deterrent for would be criminals and assist police in catching criminals when they do offend.

Since Daniel Andrews was elected crime in Narre Warren North has increased 22.8%, and 14.8% in the City of Casey.

Under Daniel Andrews, crime is out of control.

Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy:

“I will make Victoria safe again.

Violent crime and youth gangs are out of control under Daniel Andrews and communities like Narre Warren and Hallam are paying the price.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Narre Warren North, Vikki Fitzgerald:

“Small businesses just like these here in Spring Square, Hallam, have felt firsthand the effects of Labor’s ‘soft on crime’ policies with some of them having been broken into and ransacked multiple times. We need to protect these businesses and their customers.

Daniel Andrews has let crime get out of control in Victoria and only a Matthew Guy led government will deliver tough on crime and community safety polices to keep residents in Narre Warren North safe.

There is a clear choice at the next election between more of the same from Daniel Andrews and Matthew Guy who is delivering for communities.”