CCTV for Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach Main Street and Lagoon will be made a much safer precinct by 30 June after the installation of 84 CCTV cameras.
The Federal Government will contribute $725,669 and Council $54,500 towards the $780,169 Safer Streets Program project.
Contractors, Link Enterprise Solution, will commence installing the 84 closed circuit cameras next week which will operate 24/7 and go live by 30 June.
The cameras will be owned and monitored by Council, however there will be a transmission link to the Police Station in Cannonvale and police can request permission for footage at any time.
Each camera will be located based on merit with attention on entry and exit points within the precinct and focus on hot spots around late night eateries and venues. Signage will notify members of the public about the CCTV system in operation.
Council is actively working to increase CCTV coverage within the region and over the coming year will be expanded to the Whitsunday Coast Airport, Bowen Foreshore and Collinsville Library.