Community safety focus of CCTV upgrade

01-May-2017

The Burnie CCTV network will be upgraded and expanded with delivery of a Federal Government commitment.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry announced the $74,772 funding as part of the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety.

“The funding is for the installation of nine CCTV cameras along the waterfront boardwalk, plus communication infrastructure between the West Park precinct and the Surf Club,” Senator Parry said.

“As a former police detective with a particular interest in public safety, I welcome initiatives that go towards minimising anti-social behaviour.

“The installation of cameras on the boardwalk will provide security and protection to the many locals and visitors who utilise the waterfront area.”

Senator Parry also welcomed the planned installation of four fixed cameras in Cattley Street, which will provide coverage of the bus area, which police have identified as a black spot in the current CBD coverage.

The Safer Communities Fund is a grassroots level grant programme to assist local communities address crime and anti-social behaviour and support crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets and communities safe.

The Federal Liberal Government will continue to put funds towards projects that make our communities safer places to live.

Further information on the Safer Communities Fund is available at www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/CrimePrevention/Pages/default.aspx




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