Lights, cameras and safety: 10 new cameras for Broadwater

4 August 2017

City safety for residents and our 13 million annual visitors has received a boost with Broadwater Parklands securing 10 additional CCTV safety cameras and 32 pathway lights.

“Safety is our No 1 priority and I thank the State Government for partnering to deliver this significant safety program in the popular Broadwater,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate.

Local Government Minister Mark Furner joined the Mayor at the parklands today.

“This is an excellent opportunity to improve safety in a key Commonwealth Games precinct that will host four events (swimming, diving, marathon and triathlon) and will be a central transport node for people enjoying the event,’’ he said.

The $1 million project started in January and is now 75 percent complete (finished in December).

Highlights of the City’s Safety Camera Network include:

At present there are 55 CCTV cameras in Southport; 37 in the CBD and 17 at the Broadwater Parklands.

  • The City is contributing over $400,000 towards the project;
  • These upgrades will provide a lasting legacy for the Gold Coast by reducing the likelihood of criminal and anti-social behaviour at the Parklands and providing reassurance for park users.
  • In 2015/16 there were 8,039 incidents detected by the cameras across the Gold Coast, and in many of those cases it meant faster emergency response times;
  • This project will further extend the network, which currently comprises over 260 cameras.
  • The safety cameras and lighting will be installed in the southern section of the park and along the pathway connection to the Parklands G:Link station through Matron and Sister Higman Park.
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