TOOWOOMBA’S pioneering City Safe public surveillance solution, which was first installed back in 1995, is planning an upgrade of its video management solution and CCTV infrastructure. 

Tender enquiries and documents are available by download at Tenders will be received electronically via LG Tender Box or alternatively in the Tender Box, Toowoomba Regional Council, 4 Little Street, Toowoomba Q 4350, up until 2pm AEST Tuesday, 1st November 2016.

According to Toowoomba Council’s CEO, Brian Pidgeon, the lowest of any submissions received will not necessarily be accepted.

Toowoomba City Safe incorporates more than 60 PTZ and fixed cameras which are installed around the Garden City’s CBD and which support Queensland Police in the maintenance of Toowoomba’s Safe Night Precinct. The system’s operational support for police has been credited with reducing crime in Toowoomba by 40 per cent. 

At the Neil St control centre are Toowoomba City Safe co-ordinator Frank Reimann (left), Local Government Minister David Crisafulli, Mayor Paul Antonio, member for Toowoomba North Trevor Watts and Cr Geoff McDonald.

Toowoomba’s City Safe Program is subject to a strict privacy policy and was introduced in June 1995 with the aim of enhancing public safety and the well-being of residents and visitors to the city. The program was developed to identify and deter anti-social behaviour in the CBD. 

Cameras are linked to a monitoring centre at Neil St, with operators able to view video streams and drive PTZs. Image streams are recorded and operators can communicate with and to switch image streams through to officers at the Toowoomba Police Station’s communications room. ♦