All 24 CCTV cameras in the Kiama CBD were made fully operational on 15 July. The cameras were installed as an off-shoot of the Council’s project to install its own fibre optic network to its operations throughout central Kiama (the Library, the Joyce Wheatley Community Centre and The Pavilion) to Council’s chambers.
It is important to note from a safety perspective that although the cameras will have a strong deterrent effect, because of their ability to help in investigations, they will not be constantly monitored.
Standing in front of the cameras trying to attract attention at the time of an incident will not work. Use the numbers above to report a crime or suspicious behaviour.
The same project also spawned the provision of free wifi in Hindmarsh Park and the main commercial block, which was switched on earlier in the year. An extension of this service, down Terralong St to the Post Office and up Manning St to Bong Bong St will be switched on in the near future.