CCTV for Umina oval
Seven closed circuit television cameras and lighting are to be installed at the Peninsula Recreation Precinct at Umina oval at a cost of $122,500 from proceeds of the Crime Act fund.
A fence costing $30,000 will also be built around the Pelican Park playground at Fisherman's Wharf, Woy Woy.
Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O'Neill said the Federal Government's Safer Suburbs initiative would help to improve public safety at hot spots and potential problem areas.
"We want local people and visitors to our area to not only be safe but feel safe when they are in our public spaces.
"This investment will help us achieve that," said Ms O'Neill.
"Our new $4.5 million Peninsula Recreation Precinct has been phenomenally popular with local families since its opening last year, and we want to protect that investment," she said.
"We want to prevent anti-social behaviour and criminal acts wherever possible, rather than deal with the social, environmental and economic consequences of crime,.
"A simple measure such as a fence for a children's playground will make a huge difference to the parents who've been lobbying for this improvement.
"I took local parents' concerns to Canberra and am glad that the Federal Labor team has been able to deliver a result for them and their kids," she said.
Mayor of Gosford Cr Laurie Maher said that it was fantastic to see the safety concerns of the community being recognised, after strong local support for the projects.
"These projects have been recognised as important for safety and meet the community's needs and expectations, as well as protecting residents and tourists from anti-social behaviour.
"Each project will only go to further improving the safety and aesthetic quality of some of Gosford's most valuable community assets while also giving greater protection to the wider community."
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