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Cleaner streets for Brighton

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide the Church Street Traders Association with a $15,000 grant to help remove graffiti from the Brighton community.

The Traders Association operates a graffiti deterrent program which includes monitoring and having a contractor on hand to immediately clean new graffiti, installing and monitoring CCTV cameras around the Church Street shopping precinct, and working with schools to identify and educate graffiti vandals.

Vandalism like graffiti is at epidemic levels all across Victoria. Victoria needs more police patrolling our streets to disrupt all potential criminal offenders, including graffiti vandals.

The previous Liberal Nationals Government invested $35 million in a Community Crime Prevention Program, which included Graffiti Prevention and Removal Grants, as well as funding 1,900 extra police and 950 protective services officers.

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

“With crime rates going through the roof in many parts of Victoria, Daniel Andrews needs to wake up to the urgent need to address crime prevention and make our streets safer.

Brighton residents are under attack from vandals destroying the look of their local neighbourhood and James Newbury has worked tirelessly with community leaders to deliver this funding commitment and if elected as the MP I am sure he will keep working hard and keep delivering for his community.

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Brighton, James Newbury:

“Graffiti is an eye sore and local traders in Church Street are sick and tired of their businesses being targeted.

I have been working with Church Street traders and Bayside Council on ways to make it clear to offenders that if they vandalize, they will be caught.

Our State deserves a government that is tough on all forms of crime. Only the Liberal Party has the plan to make Victoria safe again.”

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