Joint Media Release
Labor Candidate for Swan
Attorney-General, Robert McClelland and Federal Labor Candidate for Swan, Tim Hammond, today announced that a re-elected Gillard Labor Government will provide funding to improve security at Charles Treasure Park in Cannington.
Robert McClelland said the investment under the Safer Suburbs Plan follows significant campaigning by Tim Hammond, who expressed the community’s deep desire to improve safety at the Park.
“Australians have a right to feel safe when they walk down the street or use local facilities. Tim Hammond has been working closely with local residents to improve the safety and facilities at Charles Treasure Park,” Robert McClelland said.
“I’m pleased to say that a re-elected Gillard Labor Government, in collaboration with the City of Canning, will provide $125,000 towards the installation of improved lighting in Charles Treasure Park,” Tim Hammond said.
“This is a victory for local residents and park users who have been campaigning for improvements and upgrades like this.”
Federal Labor is committed to helping local communities to identify and address local crime issues.
“The Safer Suburbs Plan is a partnership between the Gillard Labor Government, other levels of government and the local community and aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour,” Robert McClelland said.
During Federal Labor’s first term, 21 projects have been successfully rolled out across Australia, boosting community security infrastructure and funding programs to assist vulnerable groups with a view to reducing crime and the fear of crime in our community.
The $125,000 in funding for this commitment will be fully offset over the forward estimates, consistent with the Gillard Labor Government’s commitment to return the budget to surplus in three years.
2 AUGUST 2010
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