|13 May 2019
Council is currently seeking feedback on a proposal to install CCTV surveillance cameras in and around the Jubilee and Domain parklands in Millicent.
“Council has had to address a number of incidents of vandalism in the area over the years including damage to the playground, skate park and BBQ facilities. These incidents have resulted in heightened community concern and significant costs to Council for the repair or replacement of damaged assets,” Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower said.
“There are exciting developments emerging in these spaces and these measures should act as an important deterrent to vandalism & antisocial behaviour, protecting the community and its assets,” Mr Gower added.
The project is being funded by the Federal Government, under the second round of its Safer Communities Fund for security infrastructure, which was announced in June 2018.
As outlined in the scope of works, the system will monitor Jubilee Park, the Rotunda parklands, the Civic & Arts Centre carpark, Domain playground & skate park and the Ridge Terrace tennis courts area.
Also included in the Millicent Parklands Master Plan is additional mains power and solar lighting, which will illuminate crucial areas, increasing safety and enhancing the effectiveness of the security system.
The closed-circuit surveillance cameras will be managed by Council internally, with an organisational procedure developed to control access to not only viewing but also storage of all security footage.
Appropriate signage will be installed advising visitors to the parklands that cameras are present.
Mr Gower invited community comment on the proposal: “We would like to invite community feedback on this proposal, to ensure that the broader community is comfortable with the scope of this important project.”
To find out how to 'have your say' on the issue, interested residents should visit www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/haveyoursay, or call in to their nearest Council office.
Written submissions will be received by Council until 5pm on Tuesday, May 28.
For further information please contact:
Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (08) 8733 0900