Member for Moore, Ian Goodenough MP, has today announced that the City of Joondalup is about to become a whole lot brighter thanks to a Federal Government grant to install a range of lighting enhancements within the city centre.
The $675 000 grant has been announced as part of round two of the Federal Government’s $40 million Safer Communities program.
The aim is to deter criminal and suspicious activity as well as antisocial behaviour and provide a safer environment within the City's major entertainment and business district.
The lighting upgrade will contribute towards reducing fear of crime and increasing feelings of safety within Joondalup City Centre for community members and visitors.
The project will also assist towards providing a safer community and greater community resilience by supporting the cooperation and information exchange between the City and WA Police.
“I am a regular diner at restaurants and cafes located in precinct centred around Davidson Terrace, Reid Promenade and Boas Avenue at night.” Mr Goodenough said.
“The dim street lighting is not conducive to walking between hospitality venues and returning to your parked car.”
“Families will feel more comfortable with brighter lighting which will improve the ambience of the area.”
“In 2016, I presented the City with a cheque for $327,700 to install CCTV cameras and upgraded lighting at five locations in central Joondalup, and am pleased to expand the network.”
“The City of Joondalup has a clear goal of realising a vibrant CBD both during and after business hours. Better lighting and better security are key ingredients for activating the city’s hospitality and nightlife.” Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said.
The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.
Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening.
As part of the 2018/19 Federal Budget a third round of Safer Communities grants has been announced and will be open for applications early in the second half of the year.