New CCTV cameras for city hotspots
The Lord Mayor Clover Moore has announced the fast tracking of a series of new CCTV cameras across the CBD and Kings Cross. The new cameras can zoom, tilt and be rotated a full 360 degrees, via the control room at Town Hall.
The rollout expands the number of CCTV cameras in the city to 98.
The Lord Mayor said the expansion of the camera network was part of the council’s ongoing plan to increase the safety of Sydney streets after dark.
“We want the City to be an open, inclusive place where people feel safe and welcome at all hours,” Moore said. “Sydney’s late-night precincts face a range of complex challenges that require long-term investment from all levels of government and we’re committed to taking action wherever we can."
Moore said the council had worked closely with the NSW police and local residents to determine the best locations for the new cameras.
“This expansion of our CCTV network has the potential to make a real difference by assisting police in preventing, detecting and investigating crimes in some of our busiest late-night precincts.”
In addition to the installation of the new cameras, the City is also in the process of upgrading the recording and system management equipment used to operate its CCTV network that will allow for the use of high-definition digital cameras and enhanced recording capabilities.
The City’s network of CCTV provides a 24 hour monitoring service seven days a week from the Security and Emergency Operations Centre at Town Hall. Cameras operate across Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo, Surry Hills, Glebe and the city centre.
The new cameras will be installed at:
Sussex Street and Druitt Street
Liverpool Street and Sussex Street
George Street and Rawson Place
Pitt Street and Goulburn Street
Liverpool Street and Castlereagh Street
Park Street and Castlereagh Street
William Street and Crown Street
William Street and Forbes Street
Llankelly Place and Darlinghurst Road
Oxford Street and Darlinghurst Road