Maitland Liberal Councillor Mitchell Griffin has provided a notice of motion for next Tuesday’s meeting of Maitland City Council to look in to the viability of a trial of mobile CCTV for Maitland.
CCTV has been on the agenda for the council for a number of years as an option for crime
prevention in suburbs including Woodberry and Rutherford. If successful next Tuesday, council will look in to the viability of a trial of the mobile optionbased on the successful trial undertaken by Ryde Council in 2017.
“Ryde council has seen a lot of success with these trailers, particularly with anti-social behaviour and illegal dumping. They are very visual, and assists with the prevention of crime.”Councillor MITCHELL GRIFFIN LIBERAL FOR MAITLAND – North Ward
Council has explored options already for Maitland, but has been met with barriers on each occasion. A mobile system would allow the council to move these cameras to areas of
need without the need of installing infrastructure.”
“It would be a good opportunity to have a look at the trial undertaken by Ryde Council, and see whether it is worth trialling in a regional city setting.”
A trial undertaken by the Sydney based council included mobile trailers which were fixed to
a location for a designated period of time. These trailers included an extendable mast with 6 high definition cameras capable of capturing vision in a 360-degree view. If adopted council will report back to council with options by December 2020.