Point Peron step closer to CCTV watch


South Metropolitan MLC Phil Edman at Point Peron where cameras are set to be installed to combat anti-social behaviour.
South Metropolitan MLC Phil Edman at Point Peron where cameras are set to be installed to combat anti-social behaviour.

HOPES for mobile closed circuit TV cameras at Point Peron are a step closer to reality after a Liberal Government grant of $225,000 to the City of Rockingham.

South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman said the Department of Parks and Wildlife were in discussions with the City of Rockingham.

They are finalising the conditions associated with the deployment of the CCTV units.

“A lack of surveillance infrastructure at Point Peron encourages anti-social behaviour,” Mr Edman said.

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“The need for CCTV cameras at Point Peron is vital to making sure that the public are safe, and that the historical significance of the site is preserved.

“Brave men and women operated the guns here at Point Peron to protect our coastline during World War II, and anti-social behaviour only serves to degrade their legacy, and to harm the historical structures that are in poor shape, already.

“The placement of several of these mobile CCTV units at Point Peron must be considered a top priority,” Mr Edman said.