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We want our CCTV, says City Council

Thursday, 24th October, 2013

By By Emily Roberts

Council wants to put CCTV cameras around Sturt Park but will have to wait until its grant has been reviewed.

Paul DeLisio, Council’s Manager of Infrastructure, said Council had won a grant for the work from the National Crime Prevention Fund under the previous Federal Government.

“However, all grants that were made under the scheme are under review following the recent federal election,” Mr DeLisio said.

“If the funding was not subjected to a review, the project would have been underway by now.”

Mr DeLisio said the preliminary design work had started but Council had “suspended any expenditure subject to the outcome of the funding review.

“It is proposed that the fixed cameras would be positioned at Sturt Park to provide CCTV coverage of the children’s playground, the amenities and the skate park.

“The intention of the mobile cameras is that they can be relocated to cover hot spots and community events.”

Mr DeLisio said the grant was worth $200,000.

“Council would tailor the eventual solution to make best use of the grant.

“Council is awaiting the outcome of the review and is hopeful that the new Federal Liberal Government will honour the grant that was made by the previous Labor Government.”

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