Cameras to keep watch over Caloundra’s CBD
EXTRA eyes will watch over Caloundra's CBD with the installation of CCTV cameras announced today.
Commonwealth funding of $140,000 has been secured to have cameras installed to improve safety in the area.
The announcement came after a study commissioned by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Sunshine Coast Council found in 2014 that only 54 per cent of people felt safe in Caloundra's CBD.
Areas within the CBD were identified as having little or no street lighting and no way of monitoring or tracking criminal or anti-social behaviour.
Extra street lighting and bollards will also be installed to compliment the cameras.
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce president Mike Shadforth was pleased with the announcement.
He said existing infrastructure and assets may be used for camera positioning to minimise disruption to business and to ensure installation took place within the current CBD street redevelopment and maintenance work.
"The inclusion of CCTV in the precinct is a fantastic step forward for Caloundra and as a popular choice as a tourist and holiday destination, we can now feel confident that we can offer a safe destination for locals and visitors alike," Mr Shadforth said.