Electronic eyes on City following grant

City of South Perth’s Margaret King with Gowrie WA chief executive Tonia Westmore. Picture: David Baylis
City of South Perth’s Margaret King with Gowrie WA chief executive Tonia Westmore. Picture: David Baylis

The council has received $25,000 from the State Government’s Crime Prevention Fund towards the City of South Perth George Burnett Leisure Centre (GBLC) and Gowrie WA CCTV Project that seeks to reduce anti-social and criminal behaviour.

‘Increasing the CCTV coverage will directly benefit around 100 families at the Gowrie, and will provide a safer environment for visitors and surrounding homes,’ South Perth MLA John McGrath said.

‘Both facilities are well used by many families, individuals and groups and the additional CCTV will provide a sense of security during the hours of early morning and late evening,’ City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said. Last November, Kensington Sergeant Ash Goy said his team was concerned about increased car break-ins.

‘Vulnerable areas include shopping centre car parks, back streets with little or no lighting, public open space and ovals where sporting clubs train and compete,’ he said. Sgt Goy said many break-ins at the GBLC occurred in the early evening.