CCTV a wel­come safety boost for Kingsway

Wanneroo Times - - News -

Se­cu­rity has been stepped up at Kingsway Re­gional Sport­ing Com­plex, with the new CCTV sys­tem now switched on.

Twelve cam­eras are op­er­at­ing from seven lo­ca­tions through­out the Made­ley com­plex, pro­vid­ing cov­er­age of in­ter­nal roads, en­try and exit points and play­ing ar­eas. Wan­neroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the sys­tem was in­stalled in a bid to de­ter anti-so­cial be­hav­iour, van­dal­ism and crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity. “Kingsway Re­gional Sport­ing Com­plex is used by hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple each year,” Mayor Roberts said. “The safety and se­cu­rity of our com­mu­nity is a high pri­or­ity based on res­i­dent feed­back, and this is just one of many mea­sures the City is un­der­tak­ing. “Un­for­tu­nately, there have been in­stances in the past of van­dal­ism and dam­age to the com­mu­nity as­sets, which is in­con­ve­nient for users and can cost a great deal to be re­paired. “The ad­di­tion of a CCTV sys­tem en­hances Kingsway as a safe, fam­ily-friendly place to en­joy pas­sive and ac­tive re­cre­ation, fun and in­ter­ac­tive play­grounds and a ded­i­cated dog ex­er­cise area.” The pro­ject was made pos­si­ble by a $207,700 grant from the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s ‘Crime Pre­ven­tion through En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign Ini­tia­tives, Safer Streets Pro­gramme’. The City of Wan­neroo con­trib­uted the remaining $100,000 to the pro­ject.

Mayor Tracey Roberts and Ranger Jared Conti at Kingsway Re­gional Sport­ing Com­plex, where se­cu­rity has been stepped up with CCTV.

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