Community safety in the City of Logan has received a huge boost.

New cameras will be installed across the city to provide an additional 40 vision streams into Logan City Council’s safety camera monitoring room.

The additional cameras, scheduled to be installed and activated in coming months, will extend Council’s camera safety network to nearly 1400 cameras, one of the largest networks operated by a local government in Australia.

The camera network is monitored 24/7 by Council and the Queensland Police Service.

The multi-directional vision streams not only assist in improving community safety across the city, but also help detect and reduce anti-social and unlawful behaviour, including illegal dumping.

The footage has become an invaluable tool that supports support police in identifying and prosecuting offenders.

The new cameras, which also have license plate recognition and night vision capabilities, will be installed at:

  • Rowan Park (Slacks Creek)
  • Cnr Arshad Dve and Wembley Rd (Berrinba)
  • Cnr Browns Plains Rd and Wembley Rd (Browns Plains)
  • Cnr Nyanza St and Compton Rd (Woodridge)
  • Marsden Park (Marsden)
  • Cnr Third Ave and Browns Plains Rd (Marsden)
  • Cnr Estramina Rd and Vansittart Rd (Regents Park)
  • Fleet Park (Browns Plains)

The new cameras are funded through an $800,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Investing in our Communities program.

Federal Treasurer and the Member for Rankin, Jim Chalmers said the delivery of the new cameras was evidence of the close cooperation between the local council and federal government.

“These new cameras are an important and practical demonstration of working together to deliver for our local community,” Treasurer Chalmers said.

“This is all about making our local area safer and more secure and making our community an even better place to call home.”

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said the expanding safety camera network would help residents feel safer in their local neighbourhoods.

“Council’s close working relationship with police in the camera monitoring room has proven to be very effective in detecting and arresting offenders,” Councillor Power said.

“These eight new hi-tech cameras will help to further crackdown on local crime, and it sends a strong message to offenders that you will be caught if you choose to break the law in Logan.”

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