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    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    New CCTV centre to keep Logan streets safe

    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Friday, August 08, 2014

    New CCTV centre to keep Logan streets safe

    Logan will be a safer place to live a raise a family following a $1.2 million upgrade of the city’s CCTV monitoring centre funded by the Queensland Government and Logan City Council.

    Hot on the heels of an 11% fall in property crime in Logan in the past 12 months, Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said the upgrade would increase the effectiveness of Logan’s extensive CCTV network.

    The State Government has contributed $250,000 to the project, which includes increasing the number of CCTV camera feeds that can be received, increasing the number of monitoring officers on duty and installing a state-of-the-art video monitoring system.

    “Safe communities are a priority for Queensland families and these improved CCTV cameras send a clear message that anti-social behaviour is not tolerated,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “Logan City Council has expanded its CCTV network from eight cameras a decade ago, to more than 350 cameras today. Now it’s time to ensure the quality of the monitoring hub meets the needs of this growing community.

    “We are working closely with councils and police right across the state to crack down on assaults, crime and vandalism to make sure Queensland is the safest place in Australia to live and raise a family.”

    Logan City Council Deputy Mayor Russell Lutton said the council’s acclaimed safety camera program played an integral role in crime prevention and city safety.

    “The decision to expand and improve our safety camera monitoring room to the tune of $1 million reaffirms council’s commitment to creating a safer Logan City,” he said.

    “Like our residents and businesses, council considers crime prevention a key priority and I am delighted the State Government shares this view. 

    “The funding from the State Government, coupled with council’s unique proactive relationship with Logan’s Queensland Police Service, will help this council deliver an effective, state-of-the-art city-wide community safety camera program and subsequently reduce the level of crime and increase the perception of safety throughout Logan City.”

    This year’s funding is being delivered through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

    [ENDS] 8 August 2014

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