Security in three key entertainment precincts has been boosted with 16 new CCTV cameras installed.
“We know CCTV deters illegal activity and provides patrons with a greater level of security. These new cameras are specific to Chevron Island, Nobby Beach and Southport,” said Mayor Tom Tate.
The cameras are integrated into the city-wide Safety Camera Network (SCN) and have boosted visual coverage in the entertainment areas as well as local businesses and transport routes.
The project cost was $214,659 and was a joint initiative of the City of Gold Coast and Queensland Government, with the State contributing 60 per cent.
These latest cameras complement the 160 Commonwealth Games legacy cameras already being rolled out in hot spots across the city to enhance safety for residents and our 13 million annual visitors.
Mayor Tate also announced support for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.
“The State Government’s campaign (Not Now Not Ever) is powerful and makes it clear there is no tolerance for domestic and family violence,” he said.
“We are a safe city, where families thrive. Everyone has the right to feel safe in public and at home – violence is not tolerated here.”
The City will show support of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month by lighting key signage in the city purple during May.
Victims of domestic and family violence can seek support via the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast or through the DV Connect Helpline Women: 1800 811 811, Men: 1800 600 636.
The City of Gold Coast’s Safety Information Card is at all Customer Service Centres for people requiring crisis support including domestic and family violence matters cityofgoldcoast.com.au/dfv.
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is on for the month of May.