Making Canberra’s events even safer

Released 09/09/2019

The ACT Government has purchased two new sets of vehicle protection barriers to make Canberra’s great events even safer.

The barriers are designed to stop unauthorised vehicles and protect pedestrians and were successfully trialled during this year’s National Multicultural Festival.

Their innovative design allows them to be moved quickly so that police and emergency services vehicles can pass through.

The barriers are part of the Government’s $2 million investment in making Canberra’s public spaces, events and venues safe.

The Government works closely with ACT Policing and event organisers on a range of public safety measures and the barriers will complement upgrades to Public Safety CCTV cameras.

This is part of the ACT’s commitment to implementing Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism.

In additional to the Public Safety CCTV Network, we now have 20 solar powered CCTV cameras operating across the ACT to monitor public safety, protect assets and prevent crime.

Five solar powered CCTV cameras and the new vehicle barriers will be deployed at Floriade, which kicks off from Saturday 14 September 2019.

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