TEN new security cameras will be installed at the Gold Coast’s iconic Broadwater Parklands to beef up safety for residents and visitors in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The CCTV cameras will be installed on the southern side of the Broadwater and 32 pathway lights will be positioned along the path connecting the Parklands to the tram station.
The city’s Safety Camera Network is made up of over 260 cameras, 55 of which are in Southport, 37 in the CBD and 17 along the Broadwater.
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The cameras detected 8,039 incidents across the Gold Coast in 2015/16.
“Safety is our No 1 priority and I thank the State Government for partnering to deliver this significant safety program in the popular Broadwater,” Mayor Tom Tate said.
The new cameras will be installed by November.
Local Government Minister Mark Furner applauded the upgrade.
“This is an excellent opportunity to improve safety in a key Commonwealth Games precinct that will host four events and will be a central transport node for people enjoying the event,” he said.
The precinct will host the swimming, diving, marathon and triathlon events during the Games.
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