Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin.
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer.
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Coalition provides a boost for better lighting in Nunawading



Michael Sukkar, Liberal Candidate for Deakin, today announced a Coalition Government would provide $200,000 in funding for security lighting in Nunawading as he continued his campaign to improve community safety in Deakin.

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Senator the Hon Eric Abetz, and Liberal Senator for Victoria, Helen Kroger, joined Mr Sukkar for the announcement.

“Our candidate for Deakin, Michael Sukkar, has been working tirelessly to secure funding for community safety projects in his electorate and I am pleased to announce today that he has, once again, been successful,” Senator Abetz said.

“If elected, a Coalition Government would provide $200,000 to install security lighting in Nunawading to help police to combat anti-social behaviour and crime.

“Through our Plan for Safer Streets, the Coalition is working with communities throughout the country to tackle local crime by providing $50 million in grants for crime prevention infrastructure such as CCTV and better lighting.”

Mr Sukkar said local residents and the Nunawading Traders Association had raised concerns about public safety in the Nunawading shopping precinct.

“I have listened to these concerns and worked closely with Whitehorse Council to identify the best way to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime in the area,” Mr Sukkar said.

“There is a clear need for security lighting in the laneways between Station Street, Wood Street and Market Street as part of Whitehorse Council’s plans to revitalise the shopping strip.

“I am delighted to be able to provide this funding boost to support local residents, traders and police in their efforts to make Nunawading an even safer place to live and work.”

The funding for security lighting in Nunawading comes after Mr Sukkar earlier announced $200,000 for CCTV cameras in Railway Avenue in Ringwood East and $200,000 for CCTV cameras in central Ringwood.

“Community safety is a priority for me and I will continue to fight for Deakin to get its fair share of funding for safety initiatives,” Mr Sukkar said.