CCTV camera project to boost public safety along riverfront and CBD
Published on 09 January 2019
Mildura’s riverfront precinct and areas of the CBD are about to receive a public safety boost following the rollout of new CCTV cameras in coming months.
The new cameras will be installed at key locations along the riverfront and CBD in a bid to provide additional surveillance as well as act as a deterrent to potential criminal behaviour.
The project and additional public safety lighting in the CBD was made possible through a $234,000 funding injection from the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.
Councillor for Community Safety Gavin Sedgmen said 17 cameras would be installed in the vicinity of areas including:
- Nowingi Place
- Riverfront Powerhouse
- Langtree Avenue connection
- Mildura CBD
Work has now started on the initial stage of the project, which includes earthworks, installation of conduit and poles to mount the cameras.
Some of these works will be carried out near the riverfront Powerhouse car park this week, which will require the car park’s closure for several days.
Once this initial stage is completed, the cameras will be installed and tested ahead of them going ‘live’ early this year.
Cr Sedgmen said the new cameras would serve several purposes.
“Firstly, it will provide reassurance for our community in these high-traffic areas that these locations are being monitored,” he said.
“It will also act as a deterrent, and in a worst case scenario, if an offence is committed, these cameras will help identify those involved and provide information in terms of what occurred, which can be investigated by police.”
Footage from the CCTV network is monitored by Victoria Police and not accessible to unauthorised personnel.
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