All eyes on Rosewood and Walloon
ALL eyes will soon be on Rosewood and Walloon when Ipswich’s renowned Safe City security camera network is installed.
Minister for Justice Brendan O’Connor together with Member for Blair Shayne Neumann visited Rosewood yesterday to deliver the good news to residents.
The Federal government announced it will contribute $250,000 to the project which is expected to cost in excess of half a million dollars.
Ipswich City Council will fund the remainder of the project. Council allocated about $400,000 in its 2011-2012 budget to complete the camera network.
The funding will provide Rosewood with three security cameras and Walloon with one camera which will eventually join with the Ipswich Safe City network.
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale thanked the dozens of local business owners, police, federal and state politicians and fellow councillor David Pahlke for making the project a reality.
“The money in this project is only a small part. What we’ve shown is that three levels of government can work together,” Cr Pisasale said.
“This isn’t about catching criminals, this is about making a safer community.”
Cr Pahlke was delighted with the announcement and said it would go a long way to making residents and business owners in the community feel safer.
“The crime statistics don’t say Rosewood is a high crime area, but it’s about being one step ahead of the game,” he said.
“We’re not a crime area but in country towns like this we don’t tolerate any anti-social behaviour.”