CCTV cam­eras to make it safer for busi­nesses and shop­pers

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - How can we make Queen St safer? mt­druitt­stan­dard

CAM­ERAS will line St Marys’ main street by June next year to beef up se­cu­rity.

Pen­rith Coun­cil has se­cured fund­ing un­der the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Safer Streets Pro­gram to buy and in­stall closed cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) cam­eras on Queen St.

The fund­ing will also al­low for CCTV cam­eras on High and Sta­tion streets at nearby Pen­rith.

A coun­cil spokesman said St Marys po­lice had been con­sulted as suit­able sites for cam­era place­ment were cho­sen.

“An op­por­tu­nity has been iden­ti­fied to co-or­di­nate the CCTV cam­era in­stal­la­tion with planned streetscape im­prove­ment works at Queen St, St Marys,” the spokesman said.

“This would sup­port the in­stal­la­tion of cam­eras con­nected to new pedes­trian light poles.”

St Marys Town Cen­tre man­ager Paulette Adams said the added se­cu­rity mea­sure would ben­e­fit shop­pers and busi­ness own­ers.

“CCTV should be in­cluded in each and ev­ery shop­ping dis­trict,” Ms Adams said.

St Marys crime man­ager De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Barry Vin­cent said the cam­eras would help de­ter and catch crim­i­nals.

“The use of CCTV will pro­vide a valu­able crime preven­tion tool for po­lice, they will also as­sist us greatly in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of crime,” Det Insp Vin­cent said.

- Ali­son Bald­ing

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