Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin.
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer.
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Improving Safety and Security at Kevin Pratt Pavilion

  • $45,000 in funding to be delivered to install 32 CCTV security and safety equipment at the Kevin Pratt Pavilion.
  • The funding will increase safety and security at the ground, used by the Norwood Sporting Club and the University of the Third Age, Ringwood.

Federal Member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar, has announced today that the Maroondah City Council will receive $45,000 in Federal Government funding for much-needed safety upgrades at the Kevin Pratt Pavilion at Mullum Mullum Reserve in Ringwood.

The funding has been committed under Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund and will provide for the installation of 32 CCTV cameras, designed to improve safety at the ground and pavilion, used by the Norwood Sporting Club and the University of the Third Age, Ringwood.

Mr Sukkar thanked both organisations for their continued advocacy for improving safety at the ground for their members and supporters.

“I was pleased to be able to help fund the construction of the new Kevin Pratt Pavilion in 2016.  This security upgrade will help protect the ground and ensure the safety and security of the grounds tenants”, Mr Sukkar said.

“I will continue to assist community organisations looking to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in their area”.

Mark Etherington, from the Norwood Sporting Club stated that the grant would help reduce anti-social activity at the ground.

“This security upgrade will help improve safety for tenants of the pavilion such as members of our club and we’re extremely grateful for the support provided by Michael, a long term supporter of our club, for helping to make this happen”, Mr Etherington said.

The Safer Communities Fund, a 2016 election commitment, initially received $40 million to support local communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour. This further commitment under Round 3 brings the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $70 million between 2016-17 and 2019-20.

More than 300 projects will have been delivered by the Coalition Government across Australia over the three rounds to keep Australians safe.