CCTV for Air­lie Beach

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.

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