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DOU­GLAS Shire res­i­dents and busi­nesses will wel­come greater com­mu­nity safety and crime pre­ven­tion when new CCTV cam­eras and light­ing are in­stalled in cen­tral Mossman, says Le­ich­hardt MP War­ren Entsch.

Mr Entsch and the Min­is­ter for Jus­tice, Michael Keenan, have to­day an­nounced that the fund­ing agree­ment with Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil for the CCTV com­mu­nity safety project in Mossman has been ex­e­cuted and the project is ready to go ahead.

Mr Entsch said Coun­cil will re­ceive $34,271 un­der Safer Streets Round Two to in­stall two CCTV cam­eras on the ex­te­rior of Mossman Li­brary and Mossman Shire Hall on Mill Street to pro­vide coverage of the Mill Street do­na­tion bins and Pin­jarra Place.

Two light poles and lights and three ad­di­tional CCTV cam­eras will be in­stalled at Ge­orge Davis Park..

“This is a great project that Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil has put for­ward and I con­grat­u­late them for be­ing suc­cess­ful un­der the Safer Streets pro­gram,” Mr Entsch said.

“The lights and CCTV will help peo­ple feel safer as they go about their busi­ness, re­duce crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity and anti-so­cial be­hav­iour and help po­lice catch those re­spon­si­ble for crime in the com­mu­nity.

“It’s also about build­ing lo­cal pride and own­er­ship of Ge­orge Davis Park and the Mill Street area – both of which are im­por­tant com­mu­nity hubs and ar­eas that fam­i­lies visit daily.”

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