New CCTV in crime hot spots keeping Canberrans safe

Released 30/12/2018

The Canberra community is being made safer through the continued expansion of the ACT Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Network.

Since the start of 2018, ACT Policing has used recorded footage from the Public Safety CCTV System on 298 occasions to investigate crime.

We have installed 12 solar powered CCTV units at crime hotspots across the ACT since June 2017 to deter crime and support investigations by ACT Policing.

This includes new solar powered CCTV units installed at entrances to Glebe Park in the city and at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands carpark in Kingston.

A new CCTV camera has also been installed in the Tuggeranong Central Business District to strengthen the safety and security of pedestrian areas between Anketell Street and Lake Tuggeranong.

This delivers on the ACT Government’s commitment of $975,000 over four years in the 2018-19 Budget to upgrade the Public Safety CCTV Network at key locations across Canberra that have been informed by ACT Police.

Canberrans have a right to feel secure as they enjoy our city. The ACT Government has a strong focus on safer crowded places and public areas and holding offenders accountable across the Territory.

The network cover a range of locations including Canberra’s central business district, GIO Stadium, Manuka Oval, EPIC, the Kingston and Manuka shopping precincts and Canberra’s bus stations and depots.

The solar powered units are also being used on a temporary basis to strengthen public safety at major events such as in Braddon over Summernats, at Floriade and at the National Arboretum.

A multi-lens high definition CCTV camera will also be installed at Haig Park in Braddon in early 2019, providing 360 degree coverage, significantly increasing the safety of pedestrians using the park and surrounding area between Girrahween and Henty streets in Braddon.

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