Improving safety in and around public housing in Albert Park (16.11.2018)
Written on the 16 November 2018
Friday 16 November 2018
That's why a Liberal Nationals Government will get back in control of community safety by providing $1.5 million to extend the CCTV network, improve safety lighting and make other security infrastructure improvements at and around the Albert Park public housing estates.
Since Daniel Andrews was elected, crime in Albert Park has increased overall by 15.3% and serious assault has increased by 50%. Further to this, there has been a 137.5% increase in drug possession.
CCTV programs have been widely successful in improving residents' feelings of safety and security as well as assisting Victoria Police in responding to crime.
We will work with the Council, Victoria Police and public housing tenants and housing providers towards identifying specific projects and locations.
This announcement follows other community focused crime prevention measures announced by the Liberal Nationals including:
The Liberal Nationals will also work with the St Kilda community to establish a St Kilda Neighbourhood Safety Plan: a partnership to identify neighbourhood safety problems and practical solutions, well before crime escalates out of control.
Under Daniel Andrews, crime is out of control and only the Liberal Nationals are committed to ensuring all Victorians feel safe in their communities.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Housing, Georgie Crozier:
"Crime is out of control under Daniel Andrews and vulnerable communities in Albert Park are paying the price."
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Edward O'Donohue:
Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Albert Park, Andrew Bond:
"Martin Foley has been doorknocking public housing estates because he wants their votes it's too bad he didn't show the same interest in the security issues that tenants have been raising for years."