Local reaction to new eyes in the sky’
Inspector Steve O'Con
nell: There is a lot of area to cover, so I think 84 cameras are very much welcome. That gives us the ability to cover most of the Safe Night Precinct, if not all. We welcome anything that is an extra tool in our armoury against violence and to keep this place safe.
Cr Jan Clifford: At night we’ve got security patrols that walk around the lagoon, but it’s always worried me – what if somebody had a fit or fell over, or hurt themselves...and fell into the lagoon? So it has a safety benefit for people as well because this will be monitored by the police after dark. Safe Night Airlie Beach secretary Jasmin Lear: This is great news for Airlie Beach and will hopefully act as a deterrent for bad behaviour on our street. It will also help police prosecute people who offend, as well as helping to identify people acting up.