C4EM application for Echuca Moama CCTV cameras
Ninety-two CCTV cameras will be installed in the Echuca Moama area if a Committee funding request for Echuca Moama is accepted later this year.
The funding request was submitted to the federal government just two weeks ago, with support from Murray Plains member state Peter Walsh and Nicholls federal member Damien Drum.
C4EM CEO Deanne Armstrong said a $ 30,000 grant was used for planning and bid preparation.
“We are applying for a Community Grant from the Commonwealth Government to install CCTV cameras around the community of Echuca,” Ms. Armstrong said.
“The request for these funds was submitted on August 16 and we hope to have a response in November.
“Our goal is for the camera assembly to begin in December of this year. “
The project was defined in three stages, with the last stage to be completed within 18 months.
Erecting CCTV cameras has been a long-term goal for the organization after feedback from its membership base.
“We identified all of the areas where the cameras would be placed and worked in conjunction with various community members and the police,” Ms. Armstrong said.
“The locksmiths in Echuca were able to help us with our planning.
The 92 CCTV cameras will all be linked to the Echuca police station.
“The business community has been concerned for some time about the lack of cameras,” said Ms. Armstrong.
The group is one of the few regionally-based C4 groups in Victoria and this year marks its 10e birthday.
Ms Armstrong said she aims to double the number of group members by the end of the year.
“There are a lot of opportunities for Echuca Moama and we would like to double the size of the organization,” she said.
“What we want to focus on is supporting our manufacturing and agricultural sectors, which was not an area we focused on before.”
US hotel owner Dean Oberin has chaired the group since February of this year and, along with the enthusiastic CEO, will lead the membership campaign, along with a new branding, website and strategy review. before 2022.
“There are opportunities to launch certain projects locally,” Mr. Oberin said.
C4EM is another of the local organizations to benefit from the support of the Moama Bowling Club, which has supported the group since its inception as a member.
Group C4 was one of 26 groups included in this week’s ClubGRANTS announcement.
“They supported us in several different projects.
C4EM also obtained a grant for its youth project.
The $ 1,500 grant will be used to support a Dare to Dream video that will be produced by five youth who examine the challenges facing youth in Echuca Moama.
Youth mental health, bullying, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander awareness and engagement will be the three main topics of the video.
“These five young people give us their point of view on the shortcomings.
“The video will be launched at our relaunch event later this year.”
Ms Armstrong, who has held the position since September last year, held a similar position at Shepparton
She said there were a number of C4 groups (mostly funded by local member companies) in Australia, mostly metropolitan, and one in New Zealand.
“There is a catch-up twice a year, the next meeting will be in October, probably via zoom,” she said.
“We had planned to catch up in Canberra and go to Parliament and meet with ministers, but that’s out of the question now.”
She said there were only a handful of active regional groups, spread across Gippsland, Portland, Mornington, Ballarat, Shepparton and, of course, Echuca.