State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has thanked Sunshine Coast Council for finally approving a proposal to bring new CCTV cameras to the Caloundra CBD, but how many is yet to be clarified.
It comes following the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce successfully securing a $140,000 grant through the Federal Government to purchase and install the cameras.
“The Chamber and our local community have worked very hard to ensure safety for the people of Caloundra is put first,” Mr McArdle said.
“I’m glad Council, after stalling the process, have come to their senses and listened to the local community.
“CCTV cameras have worked so well, particularly in Ipswich and the Gold Coast, in terms of acting as a deterrent to local crime and helping police locate missing persons and solving certain crimes.
“I know this decision will allow many business owners, families and even visitors to breathe a sigh of relief.
“I congratulate the Chamber of Commerce for their perseverance and thank Council for their decision.”
Mr McArdle backed the Chamber’s application to secure CCTV cameras and urged Sunshine Coast Council to vote in favour of the proposal.
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