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Federal funding extended for more safety cameras

Published: 26 July 2018

Federal funding extended for more safety cameras

Logan City Council will install five additional safety cameras after securing an extension to a grant under the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund.

Prior to the last federal election, the Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, committed funding for Council to expand its Logan Safety Camera Program.

The $525,000 funding was last year handed to Council to purchase a new mobile safety camera vehicle and install seven new permanent safety cameras at Tudor Park, Loganholme; outside of Marsden State High School, Waterford West; Logan River Parklands, Beenleigh; Hugh Muntz Park, Beenleigh; Riverhills and Fryar Roads, Eagleby; Tovey Park, Boronia Heights; and Tygum Park, Waterford West.

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said that upon the project’s completion, Council determined that there was still enough funding to install an additional five cameras.

“Council went back to the funding body to request a variation to extend the grant, which was approved,” Cr Swenson said.

The following locations will soon have new safety cameras:

  • Roundabout at Hammel Street and James Street, Beenleigh
  • Additional camera at Doug Larsen Park, Beenleigh
  • Intersection of Station Road and King Arthur Boulevard, Bethania
  • Noffke Park, Bethania
  • Larry Storey Park, Waterford

Cr Swenson said the City of Logan’s network of safety cameras now exceeds 275, including Queensland Rail CCTV cameras at Logan’s eight train stations, which feedback to Council’s Logan Safety Camera Program monitoring room.

“This project shows how Council, along with the Federal Government, is committed to making our public spaces even safer,” Cr Swenson said.

“I would like to thank Mr van Manen once again for securing the funding for the City of Logan.”