Maroondah City Council has gone to tender for the expansion of an existing CCTV public safety solution installed around the booming centre of Ringwood in Melbourne. 

In the initial installation, a Federal Government grant of $A200,000 facilitated the design and installation of CCTV cameras and supporting equipment in Ringwood.

The expansion of the safety system by Maroondah Council builds on existing camera infrastructure located at the Ringwood bus interchange and the Ringwood Metopolitan Activity Centre, which is designed to monitor and facilitate response to issues of safety with a live feed to Ringwood Police Station.

According to Maroondah Council, CCTV in the Ringwood Metopolitan Activity Centre: “Enhances actual and perceived public safety; provides a direct feed to Ringwood Police Station to support active policing;
provides recorded footage to assist evidence collection and prosecution; reduces anti-social behaviour and crime, particularly in crime hot spots; and adds value to initiatives conducted by Council, Victoria Police, State Government and other stakeholders.”

The tender closes on March 21, 2016.♦