Money for crime, rehab

Money for crime, rehab

Hope Community Services executive manager services Emma Jarvis, chief executive Mick Geaney and Labor candidate for Burt Matt Keogh.

The Labor party will invest $1.4 million to help the Burt community combat drug use and drug-related crime if elected on Saturday.

The money would be split into $1.3 million for Armadale-based drug rehabilitation service Hope Community Services, $100,000 for new CCTV in Armadale crime hotspots. The $1.3 million would guarantee funding for Hope until 2019.

Labor candidate for Burt Matt Keogh said police statistics showed Armadale and Gosnells had some of the highest crime rates in the Perth metropolitan area.

“I have met with Jull Street Mall business owners and they want to see more done to clean up the Armadale town centre,” he said.