Hundreds of residents in Numinbah Valley and families travelling through the Gold Coast hinterland will be safer following the commitment to CCTV, road upgrades and flashing school zone lights.

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates joined Police Minister Jack Dempsey to announce that if she is re-elected, $320,000 will be spent to install CCTV and upgrade road conditions in Numinbah Valley, as well as install flashing school zone lights at Numinbah Valley State School.

“If I am re-elected, roads will be upgraded and CCTV cameras will be installed on the corner of Pine Creek and Nerang-Murwillumbah Roads and flashing school zone lights will be installed outside Numinbah Valley State School,” said Ms Bates.

“There are known hooning hot spots in the hinterland and after the Minister and I both met with police and local residents on site last year, we identified the best solutions for the area.

“CCTV cameras and upgrades to the area will provide police with the evidence and the right environment to tackle dangerous driving and deliver safer streets, while flashing school zone lights will encourage motorists to slow down during school times.”

“We are on track to stamp out hooning in the hinterland but there is more to be done. If I am re-elected, my strong local plan will deliver even safer streets.”

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said police would have more evidence to take hoons off local roads.

“In Mudgeeraba, we have seen unlawful use of a motor vehicle fall by 15% since 2011 and we want to work to drive crime down further,” said Mr Dempsey.

“The Gold Coast hinterland is a great community and it needs a strong plan to deliver safer streets. If re-elected, Ros will deliver that plan.”

Numinbah Valley resident Gordon French said the renewed effort to stop hooning was needed for the hinterland.

“Hoons are always out here running amok in Numinbah Valley, and it’s great to see money will be spent to catch hoons and get drivers to slow down outside Numinbah Valley State School,” said Mr French.