Federal funding for safety cameras

Published: 29 Jun 2017

Logan City Council has welcomed Federal Government support that will increase CCTV coverage across the city.

The Member for Forde, Bert van Manen, has handed council $525,000 to install seven new safety cameras and purchase a mobile camera vehicle.  

The new cameras will be installed at:

  • Tudor Park, Loganholme
  • Outside Marsden State High School, Waterford West
  • Logan River Parklands, Beenleigh
  • Hugh Muntz Park, Beenleigh
  • Riverhills and Fryar Roads, Eagleby
  • Tovey Park, Boronia Heights
  • Tygum Park, Waterford West.

City Lifestyle and Customer Service Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said the new cameras were in addition to 12 new security cameras announced in this week’s 2017/18 Council budget.

“The network of cameras across Logan now exceeds 250, all of which feed back to our control centre in Wembley Rd, which is monitored 24 hours a day,” Cr Swenson said.

“This additional funding will make our public spaces even safer and give people greater confidence that Council is keeping a close eye on their neighbourhoods.

“I’d like to thank Mr van Manen for securing this funding for Logan.”

Logan recently became the first council in Australia to roll out mobile safety cameras.

The cameras use super-fast 4GX wireless and can be installed within 10 minutes in hard to monitor areas such as parks.