Burnie’s CCTV network will receive a boost to combat vandalism and anti-social behaviour, with a re-elected Federal Liberal Government committing $100,000 for new cameras across the area.
Liberal Member for Braddon, Gavin Pearce said the funding would help to keep local businesses and residents living in Burnie safe.
“Local business owners, residents and the community groups shouldn’t have to tolerate vandalism and criminal activity where they live and work,” Mr Pearce said.
“Businesses incur huge costs to repair criminal damage, putting them thousands of dollars out of pocket every time it happens.
“Business owners should be able to turn up to work each day without having to think about replacing windows or doors, or repainting shopfronts.
“Local residents deserve to feel safe in their homes, and our commitment will deter offenders from participating in anti-social behaviour.
“Our local police do a fantastic job, but they can’t be everywhere during every minute of the day, so these additional cameras will assist to identify offenders.”
The Liberal Government’s commitment will fund the purchase and set-up of 10 cameras across Burnie.