PCYC receives LNP federal funding promise for CCTV cameras
GLADSTONE'S PCYC will be fitted with new CCTV cameras as the LNP plays the community safety card in the second week of the federal election campaign.
LNP member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd announced on Thursday $35,000 of funding to install 20 new cameras outside Gladstone's PCYC.
But a multi-million dollar slip of the tongue at the announcement left Mr O'Dowd red-faced.
"We are here today to celebrate the $35 million dollars and I repeat $35 million dollars of federal government funding," Mr O'Dowd said before being corrected.
This will be the second round of funding the PCYC has received to install security cameras, following a vandalism attack in April.
Vandals smashed windows and overturned tables in the attack.
Gladstone PCYC started stage one of the process in January this year by investing $12,000 towards the project.
The installation will add to the 12 existing CCTV cameras, while providing coverage of the skate park, car park and netball courts.
Gladstone Regional Council has also been rolling out CCTV cameras to target high-crime areas.
PCYC chairman Glenn Churchill said while Gladstone didn't have a crime problem, the cameras would act as a deterrent.
"In recent times we haven't had any issues... but previously we have had problems," Mr Churchill said.
Want to know what the Federal Election means for Flynn? You can find a comprehensive guide to the seat of Flynn here.