Investing in frontline safety
Boosting WA PCYCs
Boosting family and domestic violence services
Supporting vital youth services in the Kimberley

Stronger, Safer Communities

The McGowan Labor Government has brought fresh ideas and new resources to the fight against crime. The introduction of innovative, evidence‑based policies is helping make our communities stronger and safer.

There is continued focus on the problems of family and domestic violence and juvenile crime with new whole-of-government initiatives and strong support for victims.

The McGowan Government is creating stronger, safer communities, tackling the meth scourge, protecting vulnerable children, families and seniors and making our roads safer.

  • $186 million to expand Casuarina prison including $3.3 million for security system upgrades.
  • $900,000 to develop the Kimberley Juvenile Justice Strategy and fulfil a key election commitment.
  • $6.5 million state-wide funding for the Aboriginal Community Connectors program to improve community
  • safety and reduce community consequences of Alcohol and Other Drugs and related ‘at risk’ behaviours.
  • $11.3 million to support and expand sustainable service delivery of PCYCs across the State.
  • $30.9 million boost towards a suite of initiatives to tackle family and domestic violence.
  • $34.6 million to roll out personal mobile tablets to free up Police Officers for more time on the beat.
  • $15.4 million towards the roll-out of personal multi-threat body armour to frontline Police Officers.
  • $5.7 million for hostile vehicle protection measures at key stadia and venues.
  • $118.1 million road safety package.
  • $8 million boost for shark hazard mitigation to keep water users safe at iconic WA beaches.
  • $2.3 million package to combat elder abuse, including continued funding for the WA Elder Abuse Helpline.
Page reviewed 9th May 2019