LOCAL Government Minister David Crisafulli is in Hervey Bay inspecting some of the 20 new security cameras in the region.
"We are working closely with councils and police right across the state to crack down on assaults, crime and vandalism," he said.
"A quality CCTV network is a potent deterrent to would-be criminals and sends a clear message that anti-social behaviour won't be tolerated in our communities.
"The vast majority of people have nothing to fear from these upgrade but those who do the wrong thing will be caught."
He said the new cameras were intended to address graffiti, vandalism, personal and property crime in key locations across the region including Scarness Park, Seafront Oval and Freedom Park in Hervey Bay and Queens Park in Maryborough.
Mr Crisafulli said the State Government contributed $80,000 towards the $200,000 project.
Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen said the new cameras were a big win for the community.
"This is all about giving people, especially tourists and the elderly, the confidence they need to enjoy the great public areas this community has to offer," he said.
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the Fraser Coast Security Network Expansion project capitalised on improved lighting to help protect the area's unique lifestyle.
"Crime prevention is a key priority for council and our relationship with the Queensland police is helping us tackle crime and make the streets safe for locals and tourists," he said.