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24
Sep
2018

Proactive approach to community safety in Mooroopna

Our local communities deserve to feel safe.

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide $250,000 towards extending the Greater Shepparton City Council’s CCTV security camera network to the shopping area in Mooroopna.

CCTV programs have been widely successful in improving residents’ feelings of safety and security as well as assisting Victoria Police in responding to crime.

Having an extensive CCTV network throughout the activities hub in Mooroopna will act as a deterrent for would be criminals and assist police in catching criminals when they do offend.

Crime has risen dramatically in Mooroopna since the election of the Andrews Labor Government and the local community feels unsafe.

Non-residential burglary has increased by 103%, threatening behaviour offences have increased by 66% and motor vehicle theft has increased a huge 266%.

Under Daniel Andrews, crime is out of control.

 

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Ed O’Donohue:

“A Matthew Guy Government will make Victoria safe again.

Violent crime and anti-social behaviour is out of control under Daniel Andrews and communities like Shepparton, Tatura and Mooroopna are paying the price.”

 

Comments attributable to The Liberal candidate for Shepparton, Cheryl Hammer:

“The community has seen a sharp rise in break ins and vandalism to businesses here in Mooroopna and traders have had enough.

I have worked closely with the local traders for months to deliver these safety measures to help keep their property and their livelihoods safe. I have listened to their calls for a tougher approach to crime in their town and this has led to today’s announcement.”

Comments attributable to The Nationals candidate for Shepparton, Peter Schwarz:

“Installing CCTV in Mooroopna’s shopping precinct will deter opportunistic criminals, making it safer for shop owners, workers and customers.

Better security in Mooroopna is just one way we’ll make communities in the Shepparton district safer if we’re elected to government at the November state election.”

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