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Cannon Hill CCTV and lighting upgrade begins

News Article Date: 
Monday, 1 June 2020

Work has begun to install two CCTV cameras and new lights at Cannon Hill.

The project aims to discourage hoon driving and vandalism in the area while helping to make people feel safer.

The majority of the project is funded via a $133,967 grant from the Department of Justice and Regulation’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund.

“Cannon Hill is such a popular area. The view is spectacular, it’s home to the war memorials and other military artefacts, and it serves as an important link for cyclists and pedestrians looking to access Lake Pertobe and the foreshore,” Warrnambool Mayor Tony Herbert said.

“We want everyone using this space to feel safe and confident in doing so.

“As well helping to create a safer Cannon Hill, the construction phase of the project helps keep people in jobs, especially during these tough times, and grow confidence in our city.”

Five light poles will be installed along the length of Artillery Crescent with bollard lighting along the footpath link to Pertobe Road.

Once installed, there will be a total of 25 CCTV cameras in the Warrnambool city centre, Lake Pertobe, Viaduct Road, the Port of Warrnambool and the railway station car park.

Warrnambool City Council owns and maintains the CCTV camera network and Victoria Police is responsible for monitoring and managing CCTV images and recorded data.

“The establishment and expansion of Warrnambool’s CCTV network has been a really successful partnership between Council, the police and the Victorian Government,” Cr Herbert said.

“According to the Ipsos Life in Australia study, feeling safe is the number one attribute that Victorians believe makes somewhere a good place to live.

“This same study named Warrnambool and the South West as the most liveable place in Australia. 

“We can’t rest on our laurels though, and I’m very pleased that we are continuing to pursue projects to make our city even safer.”

Construction work for the project is expected to be finished by the end of June.

 

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