Constituency question: Caulfield electorate

Mr SOUTHWICK (Caulfield) — (Question 526) My question is to the Minister for Police. Carlisle Street, Balaclava, is a vibrant shopping, cultural and social precinct in my electorate of Caulfield. Unfortunately shoppers and traders are frequently exposed to illegal and undesirable activities in the street, and funding is desperately required to fund an updated crime prevention strategy and CCTV cameras in the area. Having consulted with a number of traders and locals in the street, I ask the minister to consider providing funding for CCTV cameras in Carlisle Street. I note that the previous government offered funding to Port Phillip City Council to install these cameras and that it was not accepted. It is my understanding that the council is now willing to adopt the enhancement of local crime prevention. Will the minister provide funding for CCTV cameras and a crime prevention strategy for Carlisle Street?

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