Criminals in Wellington and Dubbo have been put on notice, with an additional 72 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in the Dubbo local government area.
The NSW Government contributed $250,000 towards the project, which had an overall cost in excess of $800,000, and saw 44 new units installed in Wellington and 28 in Dubbo.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the cameras will improve safety in both locations.
“The safety of our communities is paramount, and we know that CCTV cameras are a huge deterrent when it comes to crime,” Mr Saunders said.
“Not only that, but they also provide our police additional with material to use in the location and prosecution of people who commit crimes.
“Between Dubbo and Wellington there are now 167 cameras across 41 sites, and the upgrading of the CCTV network in Wellington also includes a new and improved backhaul radio link allowing access to the system from the Dubbo Police Station.
“Last year I facilitated a meeting between community leaders in Wellington and the local police to discuss issues in the town and it was good to have that frank discussion and work on ways forward that assist the community.
“Just recently we have seen police involved in some high-profile operations in Wellington, and combined with the installation of these cameras it is evident we are working to try and improve the crime situation in the town.” The camera project was completed by local contractor Simtec Security and Surveillance.