Mildura CBD.

SAPIO is working on an $A234,000 project it won last year to install CCTV in the Mildura CBD and along the Murray riverfront.

The new cameras will be installed at key locations to provide Victoria Police with additional surveillance as well as act as a deterrent to potential criminal behaviour. The project includes earthworks, installation of conduit and poles to mount the cameras.

The project and additional public safety lighting in the CBD was made possible through funding from the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.
Councillor for Community Safety Gavin Sedgmen said 17 cameras would be installed in the vicinity of areas including Nowingi Place, Riverfront Powerhouse, Langtree Avenue and Mildura CBD.

Cr Sedgmen said the new cameras would serve several purposes.

“Firstly, it will provide reassurance for our community in these high-traffic areas that these locations are being monitored,” he said. “It will also act as a deterrent, and in a worst-case scenario, if an offence is committed, these cameras will help identify those involved and provide information in terms of what occurred, which can be investigated by police.”