Safer Streets CCTV Program
The City has obtained funding from the Australian Government’s Safer Streets Program for the installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in public spaces.
The main objectives of the project are:
- to provide an effective means by which to prevent and reduce crime in the monitored public areas via an increased fear of detection and apprehension on the part of offenders;
- to improve the public's general feeling of safety and security in regard to the area being monitored;
- to collect data that may be used in the prosecution of those involved in criminal behaviour, in particular graffiti, vandalism, assault and anti-social behaviour;
- to allow the City to achieve various social objectives by identifying and referring at risk groups or individuals to relevant services.
The CCTV project will implement a sustainable, best practice CCTV network for the Midland CBD, Ellenbrook Town Centre and Ballajura Place hub areas (South Ballajura and Kingfisher precincts).
Installation will begin in late 2015 and progress until mid-2016.
CCTV cameras are being installed in Midland, Ballajura and Ellenbrook. These three locations have been identified as priority focus areas due to their significance as key retail, entertainment and commercial precincts, and in response to information provided by the WA Police.
The tender RFT15PC29-SOR for Provision of Public Space Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System in Midland, Ballajura and Ellenbrook was awarded on 18 September 2015 and the design works have been completed.
Works are due to commence on site in early December 2015 at South Ballajura Community Centre and it is anticipated that all works will be completed by 31 March 2016.
The tender RFT15PC29-SOR for Provision of Public Space Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System in Midland, Ballajura and Ellenbrook is expected to be awarded at the end of September 2015. The CCTV installation works will commence in October/ November 2015.
In addition to the existing cameras around Kingfisher Complex and the skate park in Ballajura, 10 new CCTV cameras will be installed by October 2015.
This involves installation of additional poles, optic fibre links and communication cabinets.
The new additional CCTV cameras will provide enhanced monitoring of entrance points to the car park and also to parts of Illawarra Crescent and Kingfisher Avenue in vicinity of Kingfisher Community Centre and Ballajura Public Library.
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