CCTV for Anzac Park skate park
12 June, 2018
Cameras have been installed at the Anzac Park skate park in Maryborough.
“The cameras will help maintain safety at the facility,” Education, Training and City Development Portfolio Councillor Daniel Sanderson said.
“It is disappointing when facilities such as the skate park are damaged or defaced. The cameras will allow Council to keep an eye on the facility to combat vandalism and assist the police to monitor the safety of people using the facility.
“I think parents will also feel happier knowing that the security cameras are in place.”
Council installed four CCTV cameras and a radio link on the central light pole at the facility.
While the cameras are not monitored, police can access the images 24 hours a day.
“The police and Council staff can log in remotely to see what is happening at the park or to access the stored files.”
Video from Council cameras has been used by the police in gaining convictions in vandalism cases.
The new Anzac Pak skate park was opened in November, 2017.
The $370,000 project included almost doubling the size of the facility, more shade, shelter, seats and lighting. Council received $263,682 for the project from the Queensland Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland Funding Program.