Stonnington is now street safer with two extra CCTV cameras installed

News | 9 January 2018

The City of Stonnington has extended the Community Safety Camera Program into Princes Gardens, installing two additional CCTV cameras.

The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said the cameras operate in areas where anti-social behaviour or criminal activity has been reported and is more likely to occur.

“The new cameras in Princes Gardens bring the total number of community safety cameras to 20 across the precinct,” said Mayor Stefanopoulos.

“The CCTV network is a wonderful safety initiative that has been operating in the Chapel Street precinct since 2007 and local police have selected camera locations based on crime data,” said Mayor Stefanopoulos.

The Community Safety Camera Program is part of a package of crime prevention measures, complementing local policing, liquor licensing, local laws, planning controls, public place lighting, education programs and initiatives of the Liquor Accord and Community Safety Committee.

The program aims to:

  • enhance public safety
  • deter crime and anti-social behaviour
  • reduce the fear of crime
  • identify criminal activity and suspects
  • reduce the cost and impact of crime on the community, and
  • help allocate law enforcement resources.

The cameras installed in Princes Gardens provide local police with a proactive policing tool to live-view and monitor activities in the park and to review footage and identify offenders following reported incidents.

For more information about our Community Safety Camera Program, visit stonnington.vic.gov.au/live/community-health-and-safety.