Shepparton residents will feel safer thanks to a CCTV camera and security upgrade that will improve nine community spaces across the city – thanks to a $190,687 grant through the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp visited the upgraded security work at Vaughan Street Plaza today, alongside council and Victoria Police members.
The Shepparton Safer City Camera Network project is aimed at improving community safety for all and brings together the partnership of council, Victoria Police, Safer Communities Advisory Committee and the Greater Shepparton Chamber of Commerce.
This grant funding has also enabled the City of Greater Shepparton to engage a number of local and state-based contractors to deliver the project, providing employment opportunities in the region.
The 16 CCTV cameras have now been installed at the following locations:
- Shepparton CBD
- Victoria Park Lake
- Shepparton Sports Park
- Queens Gardens
- Vaughan Street Plaza
- Fraser Street
- High and North Streets
- Tom Collins Drive
- Fryers and Corio Streets.
Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins recently announced the Crime Prevention strategy, which is underpinned by a $30 million investment to address the root causes of crime.
Applications for the second round of Building Safer Communities competitive grants will open on Monday 15 November 2021 and close on Friday 11 February 2022.
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp MP
“I’m proud that the Andrews Labor Government is supporting Shepparton residents to feel safe and confident in community spaces with this new security upgrade.
“I can’t wait to see the benefits it brings to parks and central CBD of Shepparton.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins
“This is a great example of our crime prevention program supporting communities to thrive.”
“By working with the local community, businesses and Police, we’ve helped improve safety in the area.”