Central Coast Council in NSW has installed 19 new CCTV cameras to increase the community’s sense of safety in popular local neighbourhoods Terrigal and Copacabana.
Now operational, the CCTV cameras were jointly funded by a $550,000 grant under round two of the Federal Government's Safer Streets Program and $90,000 from the council's operating budget.
Mayor Jane Smith said that she welcomed this partnership with the Federal Government.
"CCTV cameras are a proven deterrent for crime and anti-social behaviour," she said.
"We are grateful for the financial assistance we have received through the Safer Streets Programme and expect the cameras will impact positively on the safety of our local communities."
The Safer Streets Program is a grants program focused on improving community safety through crime prevention initiatives such as the implementation of CCTV and lighting. It aims to deliver effective solutions to local areas experiencing problems with criminal or anti-social behaviour.
More information about the Safer Streets Program is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.