Keen anglers and other users of the North Rockhampton Boat Ramp will now have an extra set of eyes on their belongings thanks to newly installed CCTV.
Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Tony Williams, said the cameras were installed after feedback from residents.
“Unfortunately some residents had come to me to let me know some of their property had been damaged down at the boat ramp, which is obviously not ideal when you’re trying to enjoy some time on the river.
“I am really pleased that we have been able to put in these new cameras which have coverage of the ramp itself as well as the area around it, including the car park.
“We have used around $50,000 from our Capital Budget to pay for their installation, and have ensured they are flood proof.
“It is also entirely solar powered, minimising capital costs, ongoing costs and the impact on the environment.
Cr Williams said the technology infrastructure team were also looking to install WiFi on the pole.
“This will open up lots of opportunities for fishing competitions to share live feeds of what’s happening, and means you won’t need to rely on your phone signal to share a picture of your latest catch.
“So now everyone has yet another reason to pop down for an afternoon of fishing on the Fitzroy!”
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