New CCTV System For Footscray

New CCTV System For Footscray

Victoria Minister for Planning Matthew Guy

Govt And Council Boost Public Safety With New CCTV System At Footscray

Victor P Taffa

Planning Minister Matthew Guy today joined the Mayor of Maribyrnong City Council Sarah Carter and Inspector Tony Long of Victoria Police to officially launch the Footscray Public Safety CCTV System, which will improve community safety in central Footscray.

Mr. Guy said people had a right to feel safe when out and about in the community, and the CCTV system would help address crime and antisocial behaviour in Footscray and improve safety.

“The Victorian Coalition Government, Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria Police have been working with the community to ensure Footscray is a safe and attractive place to live, work and socialise.” Mr. Guy said.

“The community has told us these types of initiatives will help make Footscray feel safer.”

 

“The Victorian Government is committed to the ongoing renewal of Footscray that will stimulate further investment, housing growth and other activity that, in turn, contributes to enhanced safety and wellbeing.”

The new system comprises a network of 31 cameras in 16 locations to cover high pedestrian retail areas in central Footscray.

Clear signage will advise that CCTV is in operation. The system will allow Victoria Police to respond to incidents, plan targeted operations and identify and apprehend offenders.

The Footscray Public Safety CCTV System received $650,000 from Maribyrnong City Council and $440,000 from the Department of Planning and Community Development.