Delivering safer communities in Sturt

20 Apr 2017 Media release

The Coalition Government is delivering on our election commitments in the electorate of Sturt under the Safer Communities Fund with three local organisations receiving funding to assist local communities address crime and anti-social behaviour and support crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets and communities safe.

Minister Pyne said he was pleased to announce that funding of $311,000 to the Azzuri Sports Club, $50,000 to the City of Campbelltown and $8,998 to Women’s Safety Services SA has been granted to enable these organisations to keep the Sturt community safe from local crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Azzuri Sports Club will be using the grant money to install security fencing and car park lighting for the Marden Sports Complex, which has been a troubling area to keep safe for the club in the past.

“As we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a pivotal factor in both solving crimes and preventing crimes,” Minister Pyne said.

The City of Campbelltown will use their $50,000 in grant money to install external lighting and CCTV security at the Campbelltown Library and the Depot which will help to decrease the likelihood of antisocial behaviour and vandalism, ensuring staff are safe at all times and the community have a greater sense of personal safety when they are in the area.

“This is why the Coalition’s Safer Communities Fundis such a significant and important investment in cracking down on local crime and anti-social behaviour in my electorate of Sturt,” said Minister Pyne.

The Women’s Safety Services SA Incorporated will use their $8,998 grant funds for the purchase and installation of four CCTV cameras with infrared illumination for night time recording. This will ensure all areas at the Women’s Shelter will be monitored to ensure there are no unauthorised entry or exit of people.

“The Coalition Government has a strong track record when it comes to protecting community safety. We recognise that the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening,” Mr Keenan said.

“Our top priority will always be to keep our citizens and our communities safe.”

This Government will continue to put funds towards projects that make the electorate of Sturt a safer place.

Further information on the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund is available at: