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Council committed to funding Urangan Pier CCTV

SECURITY cameras at the Urangan Pier are imminent after the council committed on Friday to finding the funding.

It follows escalating tensions between long-term residents and a group of young troublemakers, which peaked with a petition for better surveillance of the historic landmark.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the pier had already been earmarked for possible CCTV funding and it was now "absolutely clear" it was a "trouble hotspot".

A $200,000 partnership with the council and State Government recently brought the number of CCTV cameras operating around the region to 60. Cr O'Connell said it was his intention to "ramp that up" and improve public safety.

The Chronicle has received hundreds of complaints in recent weeks about a group of teenagers known as "pier rats", abusing families and retirees and stealing their fishing gear.

Councillor George Seymour said he was in favour of installing at least one CCTV camera at the entrance to the pier to help police identify offenders.

"We are currently assessing the feasibility of installing such a camera in that location and any necessary network connections," he said

Topics:  cctv, crime, fraser coast regional council, urangan pier




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