Safety Camera Network
City of Gold Coast safety camera network program currently includes 242 permanent CCTV cameras in public spaces, primarily in the entertainment and business precincts of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Southport and Coolangatta, as well as eight of the city’s major skate parks. The cameras are monitored 24 hours a day by licensed security personnel at the City’s control room, strategically located in Surfers Paradise.
Delivering an enhanced safety camera network will contribute to delivering a safe Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and will:
• support law enforcement activities and early response to incidents
• enhance residents' and visitors' perception of safety
• increase situational awareness for decision makers at disparate coordination centres
• facilitate early detection of persons of interest or activities of concern
• provide a level of deterrent
• assist with post-incident investigations to better identify, arrest and prosecute offenders.
The safety camera network has proven to be an invaluable asset during major events in the city. This will continue during GC2018 while ensuring a lasting world-class security environment and significantly improving the city’s capacity to host future large-scale events.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this initiative will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:
- Through hosting GC2018 the perception of safety on the Gold Coast is improved