New Surveillance Cameras To Catch Coast Crims

Peninsula set for CCTV spend

New Surveillance Cameras To Catch Coast Crims

Umina Beach's McEvoy Oval has been a favourite haunt for vandals but that might be about to change thanks to new federal government funding.

It's one of 20 public spaces across the Central Coast where new CCTV cameras and other gear will be installed.

Canberra's forking out $47,000 overall for the new surveillance systems, also coming to Banjo's Skate Park in Terrigal and San Remo's BMX facility.

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Brisbane Water Police have welcomed the announcement, saying it’ll help from a public order perspective but also with public safety.

“They allow us to be more effective,” Detective Inspector John Zdrilic said.

Beyond deterrence driving down the crime rate, police can see things before they happen and rush to the scene ahead of an imminent act of antisocial behaviour.

“Naturally we can respond to things that are happening at the time too.”

Assistant Home Affairs Minister Alex Hawke's heading to the Coast this morning to officially unveil the spend.

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