Georges River Council operates a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Program within the Local Government Area with the aim of achieving the following objectives:
- To provide an effective means by which to deter criminal activity in the area under surveillance via increased fear of detection and/or apprehension on the part of offenders
- To assist in providing information to the police in the possible identification of offenders and events
- To assist in any other legal proceedings where captured footage is subpoenaed
- To assist in the investigation of illegal dumping incidents
- To assist in providing a safer environment for those people who frequent the areas under surveillance.
The CCTV Program is managed under a Code of Practice which sets out the Principles of Operation as well as providing details of the cameras used and their locations. Cameras have been, or are scheduled to be, installed in the Hurstville CBD as well as the town centres in Kogarah, Carlton, Allawah, Penshurst, Mortdale, Riverwood, Narwee and South Hurstville and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The footage captured by the cameras can be provided to police to assist with their investigations and more importantly, help to ensure members, visitors and businesses of the local community feel safe and secure.
Council’s CCTV Program is partially funded by the Federal Government’s Safer Streets Programme which supports communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour, and boost crime preventative initiatives.