Citysmart Solutions has commenced work on the delivery of a CCTV system in Dean Street, QEII Square and the Volt Lane car park in Albury.
The system which will be operational before October 2017 will see 52 fixed cameras installed, with data being stored in a control room and a live feed available to Albury Police.
The contract is being jointly funded by AlburyCity and the Australian Government under its Safer Streets Program.
Mayor Kevin Mack and NSW Police Albury Acting Superintendent Scott Russell celebrated the commencement of the works program at a media event at Retro Lane Cafe in QEII Square.
Ms Ley said she was delighted the Australian Government and AlburyCity could work in partnership to make this important regional city safer for its residents and visitors. “The increasing population and visitor growth in Albury means that the city must provide a higher level of amenity and security and the Australian Government is pleased that it can make these sorts of projects a reality."
Mayor Mack welcomed the commencement of works and noted that while Council will work closely with Citysmart Solutions to minimise any impact on local traders and residents in Volt Lane and Dean Street during the construction phase, there will be some disruption which must be expected with these types of main street works. Underboring for the conduits will be used to minimise disruption to the pedestrian areas. The Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce will also assist in getting the message out to the city traders.
Acting Superintendent Russell said he was pleased to be involved in the project and that the CCTV system would target areas previously identified by NSW Police as areas of concern. “The CCTV system will assist NSW Police in the course of their investigations of crime in the Albury Command area."
Article sourced from the Albury City Council Website