Bid for park CCTV

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

AN­TI­SO­CIAL be­hav­iour at Gayn­dah’s skate park has raised calls for a CCTV cam­era to be in­stalled.

Res­i­dents hope a CCTV cam­era will curb prob­lems at Sap­per Ja­cob Mo­er­land Memo­rial Skate Park.

Brita Sobers said enough is enough.

“My daugh­ter is scared to come here,” she told the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times.

“And her friends aren’t al­lowed down here any­more.”

North Bur­nett Mayor Don Waugh said he knew of prior an­ti­so­cial and van­dal­ism in­ci­dents at the park, but was un­aware they were on­go­ing.

“It cer­tainly makes sense,” CrWaugh said.

“If a cam­era is in place it can record any events that do oc­cur.”

Cr Waugh en­cour­aged con­cerned res­i­dents to contact him di­rectly to dis­cuss the prob­lem.

“I would be very happy to lis­ten to a pro­posal and see what we can do,” he said.

Gayn­dah Lions Club pres­i­dent Peter Stro­hfeldt said he un­der­stood the con­cerns of lo­cal par­ents.

“We cer­tainly do think it’s a good idea (to in­stall a se­cu­rity cam­era),” Mr Stro­hfeldt said.

Gayn­dah Po­lice Se­nior Con­sta­ble Wy­att Telford said po­lice were aware of the pos­si­bil­ity of a se­cu­rity cam­era.

He said po­lice were also con­duct­ing foot pa­trols in the area to min­imise an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour.

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