CCTV cameras improve safety in Chapel Street
Written on the 28 October 2014
New CCTV cameras in Stonnington will keep a closer eye on crime and support a safer entertainment precinct.
I joined Crime Prevention Minister Edward O’Donohue, Member for Prahran Clem Newton-Brown and Stonnington Mayor, Adrian Stubbs to inspect the new CCTV cameras across key activity centres and crime hot spots along Chapel Street and nearby precincts.The City of Stonnington received $330,000 from the Napthine Government to install ten new CCTV cameras along the strip and upgrade the monitoring infrastructure in the Safe City control room.
The camera locations had been chosen in consultation with police to deter vandalism, graffiti, alcohol-fuelled violence and other anti-social behaviour. The additional CCTV cameras will make a big difference in assisting police to prevent, detect and investigate crimes in this busy entertainment, restaurant, shopping and business area.The new CCTV cameras will create a safer environment for people in Stonnington, especially those looking for a night out free from intimidation and other antisocial behaviour along Chapel Street and surrounding areas.
The cameras feed back to a control room at Prahran police station, where police will monitor footage during peak periods, including Friday and Saturday evenings, and during larger community events and festivals that draw crowds to Chapel Street.The Coalition Government is committed to supporting communities address local crime and safety problems.
A recent frontbench reshuffle by Daniel Andrews late last year saw the crime prevention portfolio removed from the shadow ministry; an indication of how little Labor cares about community safety and community crime prevention.
Pictured with one of ten new CCTV cameras - with Crime Prevention Minister Edward O’Donohue, Member for Prahran Clem Newton-Brown and Stonnington Mayor, Adrian Stubbs.