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Push for plan to arrest crime rate

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2013

Labor councillors Branko Licul and Marion Browne want to see a crime prevention plan developed within the coming months. Labor councillors Branko Licul and Marion Browne want to see a crime prevention plan developed within the coming months.

By Erica Visser

Labor councillors are pushing for City Council to develop a crime prevention plan by the end of June.

The establishment of such a plan was an election promise made by the Labor team, four of whom were elected to Council. Recent figures showed that crime levels in the city have remained static over the past two years, although some offences are well above the State average.

CCTV 'not a priority'

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2012

Jill Meagher Jill Meagher

By Kurtis J Eichler

CCTV isn't the City Council's 'top priority' despite the case of murdered Melbourne woman Jill Meagher highlighting its effectiveness in cracking the case, a councillor says.

Footage from a Brunswick boutique provided police with an image of what the alleged killer - who was seen talking with Jill - was wearing on the night of the abduction.

Council’s CCTV plan

Saturday, 5th May, 2012

City Council will roll out a CCTV program during the next 12 months if it is accepted in the new budget.

Council has been considering implementing closed-circuit cameras in Argent and Oxide streets in recent months in a move to combat anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

General Manager, Frank Zaknich, said that Council was looking into the cost of the project and would include it in a draft budget for 2012/13.

Spy cam on the vandals

Wednesday, 15th February, 2012

City Council is looking at extending CCTV coverage of the BH Regional Aquatic Centre in response to vandalism.

Vandals have attacked the aquatic centre a number of times since it reopened in December, forcing the closure of one or more pools in extreme cases.

In one publicised incident, which happened the day before the centre was to open to the public, three men broke in and threw a table, three bins and a pool cover into the 50m pool. One of them also defecated in the water.

Council’s Group Manager of Infrastructure, Paul DeLisio, said that while the attack was caught on camera and the footage shown to police, the perpetrators could not be identified.

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