Tender for CCTV cameras

Community life - 18 April 2017

Retail hubs in Kempsey, Crescent Head and South West Rocks will soon be made safer when a new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system is installed.

Kempsey Shire Council has put out a tender for the supply, installation and maintenance of 43 cameras to help safeguard the retail centres in townships in the valley.

As part of the tender, 16 cameras will be installed at Smith and Belgrave Streets, four at Riverside Park, 10 at South West Rocks and 10 at Crescent Head as well as three mobile camera units.

Council’s Project Officer - Community Safety, Marilyn Breen, said funding had been sought to install the camera’s through a grant from the NSW Community Safety Fund administered by the NSW Department of Justice.

Ms Breen said the project aims to increase community safety and reduce the incidence of crime and anti-social behaviour.

“CCTV cameras were installed in Clyde Street Mall in late 2015 as part a pilot project. This recent stream of funding allows Council to continue the roll out of cameras through the Macleay Valley CCTV Project,” she said. 

“Locations like Smith and Belgrave Streets are the main retail hubs for the region and we want to encourage people into the Kempsey CBD and ensure that they can move around with confidence day or night.

“The cameras will boost safety in our recreational areas like Riverside Park and popular tourist destinations like Crescent Head and South West Rocks while adding to surveillance measures that business owners already have in place.”

Once the tender is closed, Council will be discussing the roll out of the project with business owners.

Tenders close on Tuesday, 2 May 2017 and can be found by going to www.tenderlink.com/kempsey  or can be placed in the Tender Box at Council’s Customer Service Centre, located at 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey.

Council's Project Officer - Community Safety, Marilyn BreenCouncil’s Project Officer - Community Safety, Marilyn Breen, will be overseeing the implementation of a CCTV crime prevention program in the Macleay