Regional

WA Labor commits to CCTV for Kalgoorlie to bolster community safety

Posted on February 25, 2021
  • $1 million grant to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for the procurement and installation of CCTV
  • The major upgrade will boost the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s existing network
  • Network is maintained and administered by local council and accessed by local police

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will commit $1 million to upgrade and expand the CCTV network to bolster Kalgoorlie community safety through a grant to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

The CCTV project comprises of two major components with the significant expansion of new camera sites across Kalgoorlie as well as a license plate recognition camera for the entry and exit to Kalgoorlie.

The existing network across Kalgoorlie is maintained and administered by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and is available to local police to access on a needs basis.

It is expected to cost up to $1 million to deliver this expanded CCTV project with additional camera sites and the license plate recognition camera to the entry and exit to Kalgoorlie.

Comments attributed to Deputy Premier Roger Cook:

“We’ve seen how CCTV is vital in assisting police in their investigations and queries and now working with local council we can improve the CCTV network and bolster community safety in Kalgoorlie.

“If re-elected this $1 million commitment will go a long way to improving community safety and supporting local authorities to keep local residents and businesses safe.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor Candidate for Kalgoorlie Ali Kent:

“This grant will ensure the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has more eyes on the ground and will provide an additional level of support to local police and authorities in solving any crimes.

“The additional CCTV and the recognition camera at the entry and exit to our City adds a layer of confidence as we know who is entering and exiting Kalgoorlie.

“If I’m elected I look forward to working with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to deliver this important community safety project.”