Closed Circuit TV cameras have been successfully installed at a busy pedestrian underpass at Kincumber, according to member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks MP.
Ms Wicks said the installation was part of the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Program that is being rolled out across the Central Coast. “The $60,000 project delivers on an important election commitment from the Coalition’s Growth Plan for the Central Coast, to address crime and antisocial behaviour,” Ms Wicks said.
Ms Wicks visited the underpass site with Brisbane Water Local Area Command superintendent Daniel Sullivan and representatives of Gosford Council.
“The underpass at Avoca Dve is surrounded by homes, shops, a church and many local community spaces, and is an essential pedestrian access point near the busy roundabout at Empire Bay Dve,” Ms Wicks said.
“This announcement means that local residents who use this underpass can now do so in greater safety. “Closed-circuit television is shown to be an effective crime prevention measure that provides signifi cant deterrence to anti-social behaviour.
“I’m advised that the latest digital CCTV cameras are also a valuable investigative tool. “Importantly, the funding will be provided from proceeds of crime, so that the crimes of yesterday will be used to prevent future crimes in our communities.
“I’d like to recognise the hard work of Gosford Council in ensuring these cameras are installed to improve public safety, and the community, who have fought hard alongside me in securing this commitment for the Coast.”
The Kincumber cameras are part of a $680,000 commitment for the Robertson electorate. This includes $240,000 for CCTV cameras for Gosford CBD, and $180,000 for CCTV cameras in three separate locations in Kariong.
Sep 2, 2015
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