Focus on crime in Casino
THE streets of Casino will become safer if the Coalition is elected later this month, according to Federal Nationals Leader Warren Truss.
Mr Truss was in Casino yesterday, with Page candidate Kevin Hogan and State Clarence MP Steve Cansdell, to promise $100,000 in Federal funding for the installation of CCTV cameras.
The funds will be made available under the Community Crime Prevention Program, which the Opposition has committed to reinstating if elected.
The money can be used to purchase security cameras or fundother crime prevention activities.
Mr Hogan said small businesses in Casino, and the chamber of commerce, had told him the cameras would be a welcome addition.
“They have said there have been some issues with crime,” he said.
Mr Hogan said the council also supported the use of CCTV security cameras for crime prevention.
Richmond Valley Council general manager Brian Wilkinson said the possibility of installing security cameras in the Casino CBD was identified as an option in the council's crime prevention plan.
“We could make use of cameras. They would help us track and trace vandals,” he said.