CCTV installation works underway

CCTV installation works under way - 6 January 2015

Wagga Wagga City Council contractors have begun the first stage of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) installation.

Rodding and roping works will take place on Fitzmaurice Street from Tuesday 6 January, with fibre hauling planned to take place on Thursday 8 January.

The first week of works will not involve excavation and will extend along Fitzmaurice Streets from the corners of Gurwood and Crampton Streets.

These works will be repeated along Fitzmaurice and Baylis Streets throughout the duration of the project, ending at Station Place.

“There will be minimal disruption to businesses along Fitzmaurice Streets and pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times,” Director Corporate Services Craig Richardson said.

“Safety barriers will be used along the footpath during the works to ensure pedestrian safety while works are being undertaken.”

A conduit audit took place in early December 2014, which determined if there was a void within the existing conduits ahead of the next phase of the project.

Wagga Wagga City Council allocated $300,000 to the CCTV project. A total of $780,000 in partnership funding has been also been committed to the project:

  • NSW Government Community Building Partnership (CBP) grant funding of $100,000
  • Committee 4 Wagga (C4Wagga) local funding initiative of $90,000 from local business and community members
  • $90,000 funding for CCTV under the Australian Government’s Safer Suburbs Program - Taxi Security Scheme. This funding is for the installation of CCTV cameras at three taxi ranks and will complement the proposed CCTV program for the CBD
  • Federal funding under the Safer Streets Community Program of $500,000

For more information, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/cctv. The page will be updated with each week’s installation schedule as the works progress.

Media opportunity

What: Hauling of cable as part of CCTV installation in Wagga Wagga

Where: Fitzmaurice Street between Crampton and Kincaid Streets (exact location to be advised)

When: Thursday 8 January, 10.30am

Who: Wagga Wagga City Council Director Corporate Services Craig Richardson and Project Management Supervisor David Christiansen, Councillor Yvonne Braid, Member for Riverina Michael McCormack, Committee 4 Wagga Chairperson Judy Galloway