Funds shed light on camera action
LOCAL councils can apply for a share in $5 million from the State Government to fund CCTV installation and upgrades, Police Minister Liza Harvey announced last week.
The application process requires officers-in-charge at local police stations to endorse cameras in “offence against the person hot spots” and for councils to list cameras on a State Government register.
Claremont Council acting chief executive Les Crichton said all entrance and exit points in the CBD were covered.
“CCTV infrastructure within the Town has grown significantly over recent years and we annually review sites to identify where any additional cover may be needed,” Mr Crichton said.
“This will lead to whether the Town can benefit from the available funding opportunity.”
Claremont Council spent $13,000 on infrastructure renewal and $6000 on maintenance in the 2014-15 financial year.
CITY of Subiaco staff are reviewing local crime statistics with WA Police to ascertain whether Subiaco needs CCTV cameras to combat criminal and antisocial behaviour.
A City spokesman said the review would help staff decide whether to progress with a grant application to the State Government for CCTV funding.