Sydney’s Bayside Council is expanding its state-of-the-art CCTV network to combat anti-social behaviour, dangerous driving and hooning in the area.
“I am pleased Council is continuing to invest in this technology to improve local community safety,” said Mayor, Dr Christina Curry.
The new cameras will be rolled out to include a local public car park on Sanoni Avenue.
“The installation of CCTV at the Sailing Club will further expand Council’s network and coverage to provide support to law enforcement and deliver greater public safety,” the Mayor said.
Member for Rockdale, Steve Kamper said: “Residents have been calling for action to address the anti-social behaviour at this location for as long as I can remember. It’s great to see Bayside Council working to address these issues and investing in new technologies.”
Video and photographic evidence from the cameras will help with Police investigations and can also be used as evidence for prosecution, Council said in a statement.
The cameras can identify offending vehicles, recognise licence plates, and capture the required footage/images to process infringements.
Infringements will be issued daily by Council to offending vehicles and posted directly to the offenders by Revenue NSW.
The cameras will run on 100% renewable energy through solar and wind power generation.
This is in line with Council’s commitment to environmental sustainability and provides a long-term solution to a complex problem, the Council said.