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$50 million to tackle crime

Budget 2014-15 

13 May 2014

The Abbott Government is honouring its commitment to provide $50 million to the Safer Streets Programme. This election commitment is fully funded, ensuring no additional pressure on the Budget.

The Safer Streets Programme focuses on local retail and entertainment premises, and commercial precincts that have high rates of crime and anti-social behaviour and improves community safety in these areas.  

The investment provided in the Budget will fund:

  • Security-related infrastructure grants to support installation of fixed and mobile closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems and lighting.
  • Community safety initiatives that address anti-social and unlawful behaviour, supported by chambers of commerce, local councils and police.

The programme will be funded over three years. The first round of funding will be delivered in 2014-15 and support specific commitments for the installation of CCTV in over 150 locations throughout Australia.

All Australians have the right to feel safe and secure in their community. The Safer Streets Programme is a big step forward to ensuring this right for all Australians.

This initiative is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.

Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at www.ag.gov.au.