Safe City gets boost with increase in camera numbers

Public safety surveillance will be increased in Brassall, Booval and Goodna with the installation of additional CCTV cameras as part of the staged expansion of Ipswich City Council’s Safe City network.

Cameras are installed in public places for the sole purpose of improving safety.

Ipswich City Council’s head of security Sean Madigan said on average more the 5,000 contacts are made annually with police to provide valuable information.

“Expansion of the network is undertaken based on identified needs.

“Four new locations in Brassall, one key site in Booval and one additional camera in Goodna are scheduled to be installed by June 30.”

Mr Madigan said Safe City was established in 1994 to address unacceptable behaviour and crime in Ipswich CBD.

“A major component of this included cameras in popular public places.

“Since then the network has progressively expanded to more than 300 cameras from Goodna to Rosewood and includes popular locations like Robelle Domain in Springfield Central.”

Details of the work:

• Addition of five dedicated CCTV poles
• Eight new cameras
• Upgrade and maintenance of existing CCTV infrastructure
• Traffic and pedestrian control when required during construction

Work is expected to commence soon with scheduled completion by 30 June 2019, weather permitting.

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  1. Not very effective at stopping smoking in the Bell St No Smoking Zone. I guess the cameras there are switched off during the period of mourning for the CBD…

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