Security has been enhanced at Capalaba Place, with Council recently installing 31 security cameras in the area, while another five cameras have been installed at Wellington Point.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had worked closely with the Federal and State governments to secure funding for the security upgrades.
“Council received $60,944 towards the security camera installations in Capalaba as part of a grant from the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund, which also included recent camera installations at Weinam Creek, Redland Bay,” she said.
“For the Wellington Point cameras, we have received $25,350 in funding from the State’s Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs under the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.
“We now also have a Memorandum of Understanding between Council, Translink and the Queensland Police Service so any footage captured by these cameras can be shared.”
Division 8 Councillor Tracey Huges said the cameras at Capalaba Place were the culmination of a lot of work by Council, police and traders to help maintain safety in the area between the shopping centres.
“The safety of bus drivers and their passengers at the Capalaba bus interchange will be increased thanks to these cameras,” she said.
“We can now help monitor what is happening in this area.
“With 19 cameras now in operation at the interchange and an additional 12 cameras around the library and green space areas, they will certainly help deter anti-social behaviour.”
Division 1 Councillor Wendy Boglary said installation of the security cameras in Wellington Point would be welcomed by residents and business owners alike.
“For residents, regular hooning late at night has been an ongoing issue, and having the latest high-tech cameras with license plate recognition software will certainly help the police identify the culprits,” she said.
“Business owners also can look forward to the added security and deterrent that having this network of cameras will bring.
“This has been a long process, with firstly having to get a Security Camera Policy through Council, so to finally see the cameras installed is a great relief.”
Cr Williams thanked the Federal and State governments for their investment in Redlands Coast.
“While cameras may act as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour, they are no substitute for community vigilance.
“Anyone who witnesses behaviour they believe to be illegal should report it to Policelink on 131 444.”