Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced $250,000 to install CCTV at Bridge Street and at the Carter St sporting fields in Tamworth.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has granted the money through its Community Safety Fund and the CCTV will be delivered by the Tamworth Business Chamber and Tamworth Regional Council.


Mr Anderson said he discussed the need for more cameras in meetings with business owners, Tamworth Business Chamber and Tamworth Regional Council after a spate of vandalism through Bridge Street and the Carter Street sporting fields.


“Our community won’t keep putting up with windows being smashed, walls being covered with graffiti and our sporting fields being torn up by vandals, that’s why I am proud to announce  this funding for more CCTV in these two keys areas.


“We need to keep looking at how we assist our police in addressing anti-social behaviour in our community and the installation of CCTV in these two locations will go a long way in doing that.


“Crime has a significant cost to our local community and I’m proud the NSW Government is supporting this important project.”


Mr Grant said the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund will deliver $10 million in grants over four years.


“The NSW Government is investing in strong-evidence based projects to promote safety and steer at-risk people away from a path of crime.


“Crime has a significant cost to our communities, so supporting projects that reduce anti-social behaviour and offending is a good investment.”


Tamworth Business Chamber President Lia Mahony said the security of businesses is important especially out of normal business hours.


“Safety for local businesses is important. Repairing petty vandalism eats into businesses owners’ hard earned profits so this new infrastructure will be a big step in ensuring ongoing strength for local businesses in the area.”

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