Safer Streets - new CCTV installed

As part of the Safer Streets Program, Hawkesbury City Council has had new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) installed in the South Windsor shopping area.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett talks with the new owner of White Gum Café and Federal Member for Macquarie Susan TemplemanAs part of the Safer Streets Program, Hawkesbury City Council has had new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) installed in the South Windsor shopping area.

Hawkesbury City Council received $186,723 under Round Two of the Safer Streets Program to install 32 CCTV cameras at South Windsor shops on George Street.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said the extra security has been made possible through funding from the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Home Affairs.

“This funding means we have been able to install these added security measures at no cost to our ratepayers, Councillor Lyons-Buckett said.

“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening.

"The CCTV will help to increase security and safety for the local business community and shoppers, while giving NSW Police an effective tool to prevent crime and target antisocial activity."

The Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman said the funding will provide CCTV along the George Street shopping centre strip in South Windsor.

“The Safer Streets Program supports communities at the grass roots level to help address crime and anti-social behaviour, and boost crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets safe,” Ms Templeman said.

“We want to promote more business and help the community feel safer.

“The CCTV cameras will provide a safer, more comfortable environment for locals who use the shops and help to protect local businesses,” she added.

“This CCTV footage is making a difference. Already, local shop keepers have told us that Hawkesbury Police have been able to use the footage following a recent robbery,” Ms Templeman said.

“I really want to acknowledge and congratulate one of the key drivers of this project, Jo Dunstan, from Angels Florist, which was formerly based at South Windsor. Without Jo’s long-running efforts for better security at South Windsor shops to bring together the local business community, this CCTV initiative wouldn’t have happened.”

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