Existing camera poles along Maitland Street, Narrabri.

Narrabri is breaking ground on its new $205,500 CBD CCTV upgrade and seeks the services of a suitably qualified and experienced civil works contractor for installation of CCTV camera poles in the centre of 4 roundabouts located along Maitland Street.

Narrabri Shire Council Mayor Cathy Redding said recently that CCTV means shoppers and businesses have some extra peace of mind.

“Safety of our community and our retail stores is paramount,” Mayor Redding said. “Narrrabri is quite a safe community, but we want to keep it that way.”

The new HD cameras, which will be part of a solution monitored by police, will deter vandals and other antisocial activities, and will operate 24 hours a day along Maitland Street, at the corner of Tibbereena and Doyle streets, and near the Narrabri skate park.

CBD CCTV cameras have long been sought by Narrabri Chamber of Commerce and businesses and the system has been funded by the NSW government and Narrabri Shire Council. In the past a lack of streetlighting had stalled plans for the system as there was too little light under shop awnings but improved camera performance has resolved these issues.

“Retail owners have been advocating for an increase in security to improve visibility of the shopping precinct and therefore strengthen safety for shoppers and local businesses – so this is a great outcome for the Narrabri community,” Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries

The tender for camera poles closes on August 20, 2019.