Security cameras to boost public safety in the streets

ADDITIONAL security cameras have been installed in New Norfolk’s town centre, funded by an election commitment from the State Government.

“The safety of the New Norfolk community has been boosted with the completion of CCTV cameras in New Norfolk, thanks to a $50,000 investment from the Tasmanian Government,” Lyons Liberal MHA Guy Barnett said on Friday.

“The installation of the CCTV cameras fulfils a 2018 election commitment and will help to increase the safety of residents and reduce crime in the New Norfolk area,” Mr Barnett said.

“Our government has a strong focus on law and order and we know that crime in the area has been a concern for the community. That’s why we took this commitment to the election, and I am very pleased it has now been delivered so that everyone in the community can benefit,” he said.

The project’s completion has been welcomed by New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch. “We hope these cameras will assist the police in identifying and apprehending offenders and those behaving in a socially-unacceptable way,” spokeswoman Irene Taylor-Smith said.

Ms Taylor-Smith said Neighbourhood Watch was an apolitical group, but it welcomed any project that enhanced the feeling of safety within the community.

Pictured: New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch representative Irene Taylor Smith, left, Guy Barnett MHA, John Tucker MHA, and Justin Derksen, of Crusader Homes.

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