LISMORE AND NIMBIN CCTV NETWORKS SET FOR EXPANSION
Member for Lismore Thomas George has welcomed the announcement CCTV networks in both Lismore and Nimbin will be upgraded and expanded thanks to a $244,500 NSW Government Community Safety Fund grant.
In April Mr George announced funding to allow Lismore City Council to upgrade its existing, 17 year old CCTV system in the city’s CBD. However following a successful Federal Government grant for the same project, negotiations took place to determine if the state funds could be used to expand the network instead.
Mr George said business operators and police in both Lismore and Nimbin have been calling for upgrades and this development will improve public safety in both locations.
“Through the efforts of Lismore City Council and Richmond Police District, the CCTV network in Lismore will soon extend from the CBD, Keen to Brewster Streets.
“In Nimbin work will be undertaken to renew its system which was first installed in 2005 in partnership with the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce.
“Community safety is a priority and people should be able to go about their business, pop out for a meal or meet up with their friends for a night out without fear of being assaulted or their car being damaged,” Mr George said.
Lismore City Council’s Coordinator of Compliance Matthew Kelly has been working alongside the NSW Government, to ensure this community safety initiative is successful and in particular meets the requirements of Council’s 2017-2020 Crime Prevention Plan for Nimbin CBD.
“We are very pleased with the funding announcement and glad to be able to upgrade Nimbin’s system in conjunction with the Lismore system,” Mr Kelly said.
“Any support from government to upgrade ageing infrastructure is very welcome.”
PHOTO: Acting Inspector Toby Lindsay – Richmond Police District, Matthew Kelly – Lismore City Council, Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Sargent Claud Toskins