City of Cockburn installs 24-hour CCTV cameras at Len Packham Reserve


Cockburn Emergency Management and Projects Coordinator Michael Emery. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d454924
Cockburn Emergency Management and Projects Coordinator Michael Emery. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d454924

CCTV cameras have been set up in Coolbellup.

The City of Cockburn installed 31 cameras at the local library, car parks, tennis courts, skate park and Len Packham Reserve in May.

The Coolbellup hub CCTV project cost the City $190,000.

Cockburn’s emergency management and projects coordinator Michael Emery said the cameras would record 24 hours a day, with CoSafe able to monitor or retrieve footage when requested by police.

“The use of CCTV cameras is widely known to reduce opportunistic crimes and anti-social behaviour, while improving the perception of safety,” he said.

“The high quality of the footage from these cameras will greatly assist WA Police with investigations of crime if it occurs within the immediate vicinity.”

Murdoch Police recently revealed crime in Coolbellup was down 12 per cent on the previous 12 months.

But residents say there are issues that need to be addressed, particularly with some youngsters.

The City also has CCTV resources at Coogee Beach, the Coogee Beach Surf Club at Poore Grove, the Spearwood Library and the City’s administration precinct.

Cameras could also be set up in Hamilton Hill and Cockburn Central if the City secures funding from government grants.