More CCTV coverage in Fairfield City Centre

Published Wednesday, 13th July 2016

Mayor Frank Carbone and Detective Superintendent Peter Lennon with one of the new CCTC Cameras that will be installed at five sites in Fairfield City Centre.

Council will bolster its CCTV surveillance in Fairfield City Centre with the installation in mid-July of new cameras at five sites.

This new rollout is part of Council’s CCTV Camera Program, which aims to provide coverage in public places and Council facilities across Fairfield City.

“Crime and safety was identified by the community as its number one priority. In response to this Fairfield Council is continuing to review and upgrade the City’s security,” Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said.

“The presence of CCTV in selected areas of the Fairfield City Centre is aimed at preventing and detecting crime and anti-social behaviour and helps NSW Police in their investigations of such matters.

“Initiatives such as this contribute to making our City a safer place to live and work.”

Since the start of the program four years ago, Council has installed CCTV in suburbs such as Cabramatta, Canley Vale and Canley Heights, Bonnyrigg and Fairfield City Centre.

It also activated a mobile CCTV camera to cover random “hot spots” as required. About $1 million has been spent on the project, with savings of about $350,000 being made on what was budgeted.

The new CCTV cameras for Fairfield City Centre will take five days to install. They will be situated in Ware, Spencer and Smarts streets, and Nelson and Spencer lanes.