CCTV cameras now in operation across Hurstville City
Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi welcomed the news that 14 CCTV cameras have been installed in Hurstville City town centres including: Penshurst, Mortdale, Riverwood and Narwee as part of a project to improve community safety.
Mayor Hindi said the new CCTV cameras were installed after Hurstville City Council secured $84,000 in grant funding from the Member for Banks, David Coleman MP under the Federal Government’s Safer Streets initiative.
“I am pleased these cameras have been installed in our shopping precincts as they will provide an effective means to deter anti-social, vandalism, and criminal activity in Hurstville City,” he said.
“Public safety is imperative and everyone has the right to feel safe in their community.
“The installation of these cameras is most positive and will help to keep our streets safe after dark.
“Also, the CCTV cameras will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and capture footage that if requested can be provided to the police to assist with investigations.
“On behalf of Council, I extend my appreciation to Mr Coleman for his lobbying to secure this grant funding which benefits the whole community.”
Mayor Hindi said Council is committed to improving community safety and works closely with NSW Police and support agencies on strategies to combat criminal activities in our vibrant city.
“The only people that should be concerned about these CCTV cameras are those who set out to take part in criminal activity, damage public property as you will be caught and prosecuted to the full constraints of the law,” he said.
“The CCTV cameras will also have a positive impact on local businesses within our shopping precincts as they will go hand-in-hand with other council initiatives,” he said.
For more information on Council’s public safety initiatives, contact Council on 9330 6222 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au
T anya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953