Fremantle: fixed number plate recognitions cameras are coming to Fremantle

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CITY of Fremantle will have five fixed number plate recognition cameras.

The Fremantle councillors passed the Fremantle CCTV Plan 2019-2023 as part of a federal government grant last night .

The upgrade includes an additional 25 fixed high definition CCTV cameras, two mobile CCTV trailers and future expansion of CCTV in surrounding suburbs at key locations.

The five automatic number plate cameras will be on the intersections of Queen Victoria Street and Parry Street, High Street and Parry Street, Beach Street and Parry Street, South Terrace and Suffolk Street and Marine Terrace and Norfolk Street.

The cameras scan the number plates of all vehicles that pass that location.

“For each plate read an evidential record is created for the vehicle compromising data (time, date and location) and images,” the report said.

“This record is only sent as a data file to Police who may then cross check the image against a Vehicle of Interest (VOI) register.

“The records are stored for 30 days and are deleted at the end of the period.

“Only WA Police will have access to the data.”

There was little discussion about the policy, with only Councillor Sam Wainwright voting against the amendment and said he did have concerns.

“I am not against CCTV in principle and it does have its place,” he said.