New CCTV cameras in Hemmings street Dandenong are now fully operational
01 May 2018
Council has installed a new CCTV system at Hemmings Street in Dandenong as part of its ongoing commitment to improving public safety.
A total of 12 cameras have been installed in the shopping precinct between Jones Road and Purdy Avenue.
The new cameras form part of Council’s expansion of its Safe City CCTV program.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Youhorn Chea said well managed CCTV systems were proven to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve perceptions of community safety.
“The City of Greater Dandenong now has more than 100 cameras operating across the city,” he said.
“These systems not only improve public perceptions of safety but they also assist enforcement agencies such as Victoria Police in the detection and prosecution of offenders.”
Mayor Chea said Council was able to save money on the installation of the cameras by working in partnership with United Energy.
“By installing the cameras on light poles instead of installing solar we were able to cut the project costs in half,” he said.
“This is another example of how working in partnership can have positive outcomes for our community and local traders.”
The Safe City CCTV program has been operating since 2011.
The new cameras in Hemmings Street were funded through Council’s Capital Improvement Program.