Council invests in extra surveillance cameras to improve community safety along Kingston’s foreshore
21 December 2019
Kingston Council will install additional CCTV surveillance cameras in Chelsea’s Victory Park area as part of its ongoing commitment to improve safety for all residents and visitors across the city’s foreshore and other areas.
Council has been working closely with Victoria Police to increase surveillance across Kingston to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve community safety.
The two new CCTV surveillance systems will be installed in the Victory Park area in early January after a request from Victoria Police. The extra cameras bring the total number of CCTV cameras in Chelsea to 13.
In addition to this, new CCTV systems have been installed in and around Mordialloc Life Saving Club and Carrum Life Saving Club and all existing CCTV systems in other foreshore areas have been updated.
Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said Council takes the safety of our residents very seriously and would continue to work proactively with Victoria Police.
“The summer period sees a significant increase in community use of our foreshore areas, we want to make sure everyone feels safe at all times and can happily enjoy our wonderful beaches and reserves,” said Cr Oxley.
Kingston also has a number of 24-hour alcohol-free zones, including in Chelsea and Carrum, to enhance public safety and prevent anti-social behaviour and Council has been consulting with the community on a proposal to extend the Mordialloc Alcohol-Free Zone. This is due to be considered by Council in early 2020.