Georges River Council welcomes funding for CCTV cameras

25/05/2016

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner is pleased that the Federal Government has pledged more than $285,000 to fund the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the local government area.
 
Mr Rayner said the funding is part of the Government’s Safer Streets Programme which supports communities to address crime and anti-social behaviour, and boost crime preventative initiatives.  
 
“I am very pleased that this money has been allocated for the installation of these cameras which will assist in keeping our streets safe,” he said.
 
“On behalf of Council, I would like to thank the Federal Member for Barton, Nick Varvaris MP, and the Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, for securing this funding which will benefit the whole community.”


Mr Rayner said the funding will see the installation of CCTV cameras across key areas in the local government area.
 
“Under this funding commitment, $190,140 will be invested in the installation of 14 CCTV cameras at seven locations in the Hurstville CBD,” he said.
 
“In addition $96,080 will be allocated for the installation of 11 CCTV cameras at four commercial precincts, including Kogarah, Carlton, Allawah, and South Hurstville.”
 
Mr Rayner said Georges River Council is committed to maintaining a safe and secure community.
 
“This funding commitment will go a long way to helping ensure members, visitors and businesses of the local community feel safe and secure,” he said.
 
“These cameras will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and capture footage that, if requested, can be provided to the police to assist with investigations.”