New safety cameras on the way for the City of Logan
Published: 5 June 2015
The next phase of Logan's state-of-the-art safety camera program will be unveiled over the coming months, with 25 new cameras funded under a grant from the Australian Government to be installed across the city by September.
The new cameras come on the heels of the opening of a new $1.3 million safety camera monitoring room in March, which highlighted Logan City Council's continued commitment to and investment in community safety.
Mayor Pam Parker said the Federal Government had committed $1.4 million for Council to install the digital CCTV cameras across the city as part of the Logan Safety Camera Program. An additional camera, funded by the Division 11 Divisional Infrastructure Capital Improvement Program, will also be installed at Jimboomba Park, bringing the total to 26 new cameras.
"We are ahead of the game with our new monitoring room, which streams a feed directly to local police communication rooms to enable police to respond to and manage incidents while in progress, allowing them to be more effective in keeping our neighbourhoods safe," she said.
"When we started this program in 2001, we monitored nine cameras; over the past 14 years the growth of the network has expanded to monitor more than 300 cameras.
"We have first-class systems in place. And as I always say, you have nothing to be concerned about if you are doing the right thing."
Deputy Mayor and Safe City Advisory Committee Chairperson, Councillor Russell Lutton, said the locations were finalised in consultation with Queensland Police Service.
"We expect the cameras to be installed and commissioned by September this year," he said.
"These cameras wouldn't have been possible without the support of the Federal Government, and I'd like to express our thanks for the funding, which will provide cameras in the electorates of Forde, Rankin and Wright.
"Our close relationships with police and Queensland Rail means we can enable rapid responses to criminal activities both day and night, and these new cameras will play a key role in deterring crime and helping police identify and apprehend offenders."
The cameras will be installed at the following locations across the city:
|Division||Number of cameras||Locations|
|Divison 1||Two||Underwood Park, Priestdale (two cameras)|
cnr Haig and Monash roads, Loganlea
cnr Chambers Flat Rd and Kingston Rd, Waterford West
cnr Chambers Flat Rd and Bourke St, Waterford West
cnr Barklya Pl and Brigalow St, Marsden
cnr Ellerslie Rd and University Dr, Meadowbrook
Logan Hospital, Armstrong Rd, Meadowbrook
Loganlea TAFE, Armstrong Rd, Meadowbrook
|Division 7||One||Greenbank Recreation Reserve, Greenbank|
|Division 10||One||Shailer Pioneer Park, Harley St, Shailer Park|
cnr Mt Lindesay Hwy and Cusack Lane, Jimboomba
Jimboomba Park, Jimboomba (two cameras - one funded by divisional funding)
cnr Homestead Dr and Bushman Dr, Flagstone
Coachwood Park, Flagstone
cnr Homestead Dr and Poinciana Dr, Flagstone
Parkside Dr, Flagstone
Teviot Downs Park, New Beith
Tully Park, North Maclean
George St, Beenleigh
cnr Alamein and Lae St, Beenleigh
cnr Alamein and Main streets, Beenleigh
Doug Larsen Park, Boundary St, Beenleigh
Beenleigh Town Square, Beenleigh (two cameras)