$5m to upgrade CCTVs in Joondalup

CCTV in Joondalup’s city centre could be expanded.

Police Minister Liza Harvey last week announced a $5 million round of State Government grant funding for local governments to install or upgrade CCTV cameras and systems to combat criminal and anti-social behaviour and respond to emergencies.

She said the funding would create an integrated CCTV network so police and emergency services could remotely access more cameras across the State.

Mayor Troy Pickard said funding would help the City achieve objectives in its community safety and crime prevention plan that has a “towards zero” approach to local crime.

“The City currently operates CCTV systems in public space at six locations, including the Joondalup city centre, which allows easy identification of situations requiring action, including dealing with graffiti, abandoned vehicles, bulk litter and hazards in public space,” he said.

“The City is actively reviewing the opportunities for funding to be provided in the grants process and is working with WA Police to refine possible locations.

“These include potentially expanding the existing CCTV network in the city centre, identifying new hot spot locations in parks and facilities with high levels of public use and investment in new networks adjacent to train stations and learning precincts.”

Mayor Tracey Roberts said there were locations in the City of Wanneroo that would benefit from CCTV.

“They are being assessed with a view to applying for State Government grants to ensure and maintain community and business safety and security,” she said.