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Cctv To Boost Pathway Safety & Accessibility

Photo: Visit Moreton Bay Region
Jul 24, 2019
CCTV to Boost Pathway Safety  & Accessibility
A new project to install closed-circuit television cameras along a pathway linking Kippa-Ring to Petrie railway stations aims to boost safety and accessibility for users.

Moreton Bay Regional Council secured $1 million from the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund to install CCTV and lighting along the 12.6km pathway which is popular with cyclists, joggers, skaters, commuters and families.

The shared path provides access to seven train stations and features an array of colourfully painted murals, showcasing Australian native wildlife, special Anzac tributes and historical commemorations.

Tenders closed recently for the installation of 44 closed-circuit television cameras along the pathway, with the cameras expected to be operational by early 2020.

Council spokesperson for asset maintenance and construction, Adam Hain, said the project would help address crime and anti-social behaviour,” Mr Hain said.

“This is a big win for residents using the Redcliffe Peninsula and south-bound railway lines, as well as the students at the new University of the Sunshine Coast Moreton Bay campus,” Cr Hain said.

Council spokesperson for smart innovation, Darren Grimwade, said the cameras would be linked via a chain of fibre-optic and radio-link connections, feeding back into council’s CCTV network.

“We’re laying the foundations of smart, multi-function poles which have the potential to feature smart lighting that can dim and brighten as required, wildlife-sensitive lighting as well as emergency call points,” Mr Grimwade said.

“These are all potential future projects and we want to make sure that if they do go ahead, we already have the fibre-optic network infrastructure to support them.”

Can Your CCTV Footage Help Police?
Peninsula businesses and residents with CCTV are being encouraged to help police.

Moreton Police has initiated a database of homes and businesses that have CCTV cameras fitted and whose owners are willing to provide footage to police.

By notifying police of your CCTV and consenting to the provision of footage, you can help in the detection and reduction in crime in your community.

To sign up for this initiative, contact your closest police station. For more information or for non-urgent matters call Policelink on 131 444. To report information on a crime you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.