CCTV cameras to make it safer for businesses and shoppers
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