A safer Fairfield: CCTV comes to CBD

Published Friday, 20th March 2015

Fairfield Local Government Area is becoming a safer place as Fairfield City Council continues its $1.4 million CCTV rollout.

Cameras are being installed at three key locations in the Fairfield City Centre this week.  

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said Council was continuously increasing and improving its CCTV systems across the LGA.

“The three sites selected in the City Centre target anti-social behaviour and crime hot spots and complement Council’s earlier installations. These include Fairfield Heights, Horsley Park, Cabramatta, Canley Vale and Canley Heights. In addition to this we also maintain mobile cameras, which can be located dependent on need,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Rollout of more CCTV will continue over the next year, focusing on delivering coverage of key gateways throughout the LGA as well as improving systems that help protect other Council Facilities and Assets.

“This includes installing CCTV at the Fairfield Youth and Community Centre and Fairfield Adventure Park as well as at the new Dutton Lane development once completed.

“Additionally, Sydney Trains have now completed CCTV installations commuter carparking areas in the LGA, providing coverage of major transport gateways in the City.

“I am committed to making Fairfield a safer place for families and this is one of the steps we are taking to ensure Fairfield is a welcoming and safe place to live, visit and do business in.

“However, Council can’t do this alone. Any CCTV system requires good policing and we are pleased to be working closely with Fairfield Local Area command and Cabramatta Local Area Command to deliver on this commitment,” Mayor Carbone said.

Fairfield Local Area Command Superintendent Peter Lennon said Fairfield police were extremely pleased to be working with Fairfield city council on another important crime reduction strategy. 

"The new CCTV system introduced by council will provide both Council and police the opportunity to keep our city streets and open spaces safe," Superintendent Lennon said.

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