CCTV in Shepparton will be expanded and upgraded with 16 new cameras to help target crime and improve community safety.
Minister for Police, Lisa Neville recently announced $280,000 in funding for a CCTV camera expansion in Shepparton, with Greater Shepparton City Council contributing $90,000 to the project.
The new cameras will be installed in the Shepparton CBD, Victoria Park Lake and Shepparton sports precincts to increase council’s Safer City Camera Network coverage.
The footage will be relayed to the Shepparton Police Station, which will be actively monitored during peak times.
The new cameras will strengthen police operations, deter criminal and anti-social behaviour and increase public perceptions of safety and legitimate use of the area.
Minister for Police, Lisa Neville said, “These new cameras will help police better respond to crime in Shepparton, helping to increase community safety, security and confidence in public places.”
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp said, “The upgraded CCTV network will help police keep a close eye on the Shepparton CBD and surrounding areas, making it a safer and more inviting space for the community.”