New CCTV Cameras being installed in Lismore CBD will improve safety and lower crime, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.
“Lismore City Council received a $433,000 Federal Government grant to replace the 1998 analog system with 56 new digital cameras to provide maximum surveillance throughout the CBD,” he said.
“This includes new camera locations at the intersections of Woodlark and Dawson, Brewster and Uralba, and Brewster and Leycester streets. Each location will have one pan-tilt zoom camera and three fixed cameras, providing 24/7 monitoring similar to the rest of the CBD.
“This system is now live and CCTV footage is being streamed and monitored from Lismore Police Station.
“I think it is important that all members of our community feel safe on our streets, particularly at night when anti-social behaviour is more common.”
Lismore City Council Council’s Compliance Coordinator Matt Kelly said the old fixed cameras had blind spots whereas this technology is much more sophisticated and allows for 360-degree coverage as well as very high-resolution imagery.
“We will have excellent coverage throughout the CBD and down one of our main thoroughfares leaving the city centre,” he said.
“CCTV renewals were identified as a key safety action in Council’s Crime Prevention Plan so it’s great to see this upgrade come to fruition. Lismore is a regional city so it’s really important to have effective and modern safety measures in place.”