Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced grants of almost $500,000 to install new CCTV Cameras to improve safety in Lismore CBD and Goonellabah.
“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,” he said.
“I am happy to announce these two grants today that will see CCTV footage streamed live to Lismore Police Station.
“These CCTV cameras will help in two ways. They will reduce the incidence of crime and vandalism which will help lower insurance premiums, and secondly they will help convict those guilty of committing a crime.”
Lismore City Council will receive $433,000 to replace its existing analogue system of 23 cameras that was installed in 1999. The installation of 50 new high definition cameras that will be installed around CBD is a key strategy of the council’s Crime Prevention Strategy.
The North Coast Community Housing Company will also receive more than $10,000 to increase safety for residents in and around Eggins Place in Goonellabah.
“North Coast Community Housing said it was concerned about escalating anti-social behaviour around its units, and in particular the cul-de-sac which is a known escape route for offenders as it was unmonitored,” Mr Hogan said.
“We will continue to put funds towards projects like this that make our streets and communities nation safer.”