Boost for Neighbourhood Watch in Currumbin

27 Feb 2012 10:21 AMJann Stuckey

27 February 2012

LNP Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed an LNP commitment to make our streets and communities safer and cleaner.

Ms Stuckey said a strong and united LNP government would boost the fight against crime through local community partnerships and by cleaning up our streets.

“The LNP’s Safer Streets Crime Action Plan announced by LNP Leader Campbell Newman will revitalise community based crime prevention by boosting support to our local Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers and by cracking down on graffiti crime,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The LNP believes that local residents are best placed to work with police to report crime and graffiti but also to work with groups such as our local Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers to prevent crime.

“Labor has neglected Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers but the LNP will provide an additional $1million a year to these important crime prevention groups to boost community policing initiatives.” 

Ms Stuckey said the LNP’s Safer Streets Crime Action Plan also has long-term strategies to deal with the cause and effect of graffiti crime.

“Local residents and businesses are sick and tired of cleaning up graffiti. It’s a blight on our local neighbourhoods and is costly to clean up.

“The LNP will establish GraffitiSTOP, a hotline to report graffiti, and require public utilities to remove reported graffiti within seven days of it being reported.

“To help local councils with rapid graffiti removal, the LNP would provide an additional $2 million a year.

“Unlike the tired, 20-year Labor government which has a broken record of excuses for their failure on crime, the LNP is committed to providing Queenslanders with safer, cleaner communities.

“Residents of Currumbin deserve to feel safe in their local communities and not have local buildings and businesses littered with graffiti.

“Only the LNP has a clear plan to get Queensland back on track and make our local community safer and cleaner.”

ENDS

Link to the LNP’s Safer Communities Policy: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/revitalise-front-line-services/delivering-safer-communities