New safety cameras on the way for City of Logan
Published: 19 May 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 to be installed across the city by September, funded under a grant from the Australian Government.
In 2014, the Australian Government announced it had allocated $1.4m to Logan City Council through the Safer Streets Programme, to support the Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015 and complement Council's Safe City Strategy 2011-2015.
The new cameras come on the heels of the opening of a new $1.3m safety camera monitoring room in March, which highlighted Logan City Council's continued commitment to and investment in community safety.
Logan City Deputy Mayor, Safe City Advisory Committee Chairperson and Logan: City of Choice Leadership Team member, Councillor Russell Lutton, said Council would use this funding to install the digital CCTV cameras across the city as part of the Logan Safety Camera Program.
"We expect the cameras to be installed and commissioned by September this year after finalising the locations in consultation with Queensland Police Service," he said.
"These cameras wouldn't have been possible without the support of the Australian 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 us identify and apprehend offenders."
Mayor Pam Parker said creating a safer city had been front of mind for Council for many years.
"We are ahead of the game with the 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.
"Since we started this program in 2001, the network has expanded to monitor more than 300 cameras and we are making the most of new technology to keep our community safe.
"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."
An additional camera, funded by the Division 11 Divisional Infrastructure Capital Improvement Program (DICIP), will also be installed at Jimboomba Park.
The new cameras will be installed at the following locations across the city:
No of cameras
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
Greenbank Recreation Reserve, Greenbank
Shailer Pioneer Park, Harley St, Shailer Park
Cnr Mt Lindesay Hwy and Cusack Lane, Jimboomba
Jimboomba Park, Jimboomba (two cameras – one funded by DICIP)
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)