In Parliament

$50M TO TACKLE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR UNDER COALITION

October 8, 2012

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is supporting a $50 million plan to help make our streets safer.

Mr Chester has been campaigning for a national strategy to combat disturbing cases of violence in the local community and has welcomed today's Coalition policy announcement by Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott.

Mr Chester has raised the issue of community safety in Parliament as well as the joint party room and his campaign has been reflected by the Coalition’s ‘Plan for Safer Streets’.

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TRARALGON APPLICATION FOR CCTV SUCCESSFUL

April 12, 2012

The Coalition Government has awarded funding to Latrobe City Council to enhance local crime prevention measures, as part of the Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants.

Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today said $117,000 will be provided to install eight CCTV cameras at key locations within Traralgon’s entertainment precinct to help deter crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.

“This will help to improve community confidence in the safety of the area,” said Mr Northe.

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TRARALGON SAFETY STRATEGIES HIGHLIGHTED IN CANBERRA

March 22, 2012

The efforts of the Traralgon community to address street violence and concerns about community safety have been highlighted in Federal Parliament, supporting calls for more funding to install additional CCTV cameras.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester commended the community’s success in securing funding for CCTV cameras; the NightRider bus service and additional police resources in the Latrobe Valley.

He also registered his support for an application currently before the State Government to install an additional eight CCTV cameras in the Traralgon CBD and to improve lighting in known trouble spots across the region.

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