Gawler Lifts Security with CCTV
The South Australian town of Gawler will increase its security capacity with the installation of a new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system.
The CCTV system is now able to be installed, following the contribution of a $100,000 grant which has been provided by the State Government Attorney General’s Department.
New cameras will be installed near the following locations:
The Exchange Hotel
Gawler Visitor Information Centre and Pioneer Park
Clonlea and Apex Parks
Multi-Level Carpark on Finniss Street
Local Mayor Karen Redman said: "Everyone has the right to be safe, be it during the day or late at night, so we are pleased by John Rau's announcement that the Town of Gawler will receive a welcome contribution towards the upgrade of our CCTV system.
"People who want to steal, vandalise, threaten personal safety or assault others are not welcome in our town and further, will be caught and prosecuted with the help of this upgraded system," she said.
Locations for the new CCTV system were discussed in consultation with Gawler Police, local business owners, and the community.
Tthe cameras will deliver surveillance footage to Police in real-time, covering highly visited areas of the town including Murray Street, Julian Terrace and Lyndoch Road.
Local Member of Parliament, Mr Tony Piccolo was pleased to see the Gawler Council has received more than any other council for this important community safety project.
Mr Piccolo said that CCTV has been shown to assist in reducing anti-social behaviour because the probability of being caught out is much higher.
"I would like to commend the council in helping make our main street, our main social and cultural hub, safer for all," he said.
The CCTV project is provided for within Council’s 2017/18 Budget and will be delivered in early 2018.